Cabincrew and BA Resolve Differences

After a dispute lasting about 19 months, BA and the members of the Unite cabin crew union are hopeful that they have resolved their differences. (Reuters)

After a dispute lasting about 19 months, BA and the members of the Unite cabin crew union are hopeful that they have resolved their differences. (Reuters)

FOLLOWING THE latest round of talks, representatives of British Airways’ cabin crew union have agreed to call off their dispute with the airline and put a new deal to a ballot of its members.  The decision, taken at a mass meeting of Unite members, effectively means the end of the long-running row, which started in October 2009 – but is still subject to ratification.  There is now a proposal to restore travel concessions and resolve other differences – this will be put to the union’s members and a result is expected by the end of June.  The concessions will be reinstated immediately after the ballot.  A row over disciplinary action taken against other Unite members will be resolved by referring their individual cases to a third party.