UK: New strike ballot for British Airways staff?

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Following the rejection of a new offer from British Airways management on pay and conditions, cabin crew are expected to meet Unite union representatives to discuss fresh industrial action. Tony Woodley, joint general secretary of the Union, has said that staff who joined in with the strikes held in March had been ‘branded’ by BA. The union recommended rejection of the new management offer until travel perks have been restored to those who went on strike and disciplinary action against 50 employees is dropped. 71% of union members voted with 81% of them voting to reject the offer. For their part, management stressed that ‘unlike other businesses and airlines’, there had been no compulsory redundancies or cuts in pay and terms and conditions. The airline added that the March strikes had cost the company £45m. Source: bbc.co.uk/10.05.2010