BA and Unite deadlocked

The
latest attempt to secure an agreement between British Airways and the Unite
union has failed the conciliation service Acas has said.

Acas
had given both sides a new set of proposals last week, but said that “regrettably”
they were unable to break the deadlock and move closer to a deal.

It
said no new meetings were currently planned, but that it would monitor
developments.

Cabin
crew workers have staged 22 days of strikes so far this year.

The
industrial action was triggered by changes to staffing levels, but currently
centres on the removal of travel concessions from striking workers.

Unite
has threatened to ballot over further walkouts in July if no agreement is
reached with BA.

The
industrial action has cost BA an estimated $223 million. It recently said
passenger numbers were 14.2 per cent lower in May than a year earlier.

Acas
said it would continue to offer its services to both sides.

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Talks aimed at resolving the ongoing BA strikes have broken down.
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