BA cabin crew set new strike dates

Unite has listed a further 20 days of strike action.
May 11: Following the rejection of the latest British Airways offer to cabin crew, union Unite has listed a further 20 days of strike action.

Wikipedia image/Adrian Pingstone
Wikipedia image/Adrian Pingstone

Strike action will take place on the following days: May 18-22 inclusive, May 24-28 inclusive, May 30-June 3 inclusive and June 5-9 inclusive.
Unite’s joint general secretaries Derek Simpson and Tony Woodley said “Passengers and investors alike will be dismayed that British Airways’ management rejected an approach by the union over the weekend, after their offer had been comprehensively turned down by their own employees. The seven days notice period is sufficient time for BA management to do the sensible thing and reopen meaningful negotiations.”
In response, BA said it was “saddened but not surprised” over the strike plans and criticised the timing as it will affect school half-term holidays. It also said it expects that “many crew will again ignore Unite’s pointless strike” and hopes to operate many flights over the strike days, expecting Gatwick and London City to operate “as normal”.