No Easter strike for BA staff

There will not be a strike over
Easter by British Airways crew.

A ballot to decide whether to take
industrial action or not started on Monday 25 January and concludes on 22
February. It is undertaken by Unite, which represents some 12,000 of BA’s
13,000 crew.

Should Unite members vote in favour
of a walkout, the union is obliged to give one week’s notice, meaning the
earliest any action could take place would be 29 February.


The union disputes British Airways’
plans to cut numbers of staff on long-haul planes. Initially, a strike was
planned over Christmas 2009 but it was halted by a court injunction. A judge
had ruled the walkout illegal due to ballot irregularities.

Unite’s Assistant General Secretary
Len McCluskey reiterated that the holiday period would not be hit by any future

“It was never the intention of
Unite and its BA cabin crew membership to call industrial action over Easter,”
he said.

British Airways flies from Heathrow
to Grand Cayman with a stop-off in Nassau.
As the only direct carrier from the United
Kingdom, it often is the airline of choice for families
of Cayman residents including those with children at school in the UK