More BA strikes threatened

June 1: Unite leader Tony Woodley said yesterday at the union’s policy conference in Manchester that BA boss Willie Walsh’s “hard-man stance on cabin crew travel will plunge the airline into a prolonged and totally needless summer of disruption”, hinting at a new wave of strike action to be announced.
Woodley said that a new ballot for continued strike action may be only a week or so away – a new ballot will be necessary as the 12-week protective period for taking industrial action from the last ballot ends in early June. He repeated his message to Willie Walsh that “peace is possible” and that Unite is “ready to do that deal”.
BA said that cabin crew at Gatwick have “ignored Unite’s strike calls” and that more than 70% per cent of long haul services into and out of London Heathrow would “operate as planned”.