Second strike to hit British Airways

Cabin crew to strike next week over ‘poverty pay’
While snow, ice and strong winds have cancelled almost 100 British Airways flights over the last 24 hours, the airline is also grappling with the prospect of a second strike called by its cabin crew.
The union Unite says that BA cabin crew at Heathrow on controversial Mixed Fleet contracts will strike for three days next week. The first strike, which took place this week, forced the airline to cancel 48 flights.
The new three-day strike is scheduled for Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 January. BA says it will publish a revised schedule on Monday.
Around 3% of BA’s daily flights are likely to be cancelled, with mainly short-haul flights affected. Flight attendants at London City and Gatwick airports are not affected.
The employees involved were recruited following a cabin crew dispute in 2010 and are employed on inferior terms to longer serving staff, The Independent reports. Basic pay starts at £12,192 (less than €14,000) a year, plus £3 an hour for time spent working.
The Independent


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