British Airways Crew To Stage New Round Of Walkouts


Britain’s Unite union says that British Airways cabin crew will stage a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over pay.

Union members are set to walk out for two weeks from July 19. Members are already on a 16-day strike that began July 1.

Union officer Oliver Richardson said Wednesday the move underlined members’ determination to fight for better pay.

British Airways has said it plans to operate “99.5 percent” of its normal schedule during the disruption. The company said it is leasing nine aircraft and some cabin crew from Qatar Airways to help operate some short-haul flights.

Unite said it was challenging the British government’s approval of that lease because it breaches European regulations.