Unite: cabin crew agree to suspend British Airways Chr...

Unite: cabin crew agree to suspend British Airways Christmas strike

22 December 2016

Unite the union has confirmed that the Christmas strike by British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew has been suspended.

The decision follows a revised offer from the airline, which will now be put to a ballot of our members.

The union will now put the renewed offer to its 2,700 plus mixed fleet members at British Airways.

Commenting Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “Over the past four days, and indeed the past two years, this union has worked tirelessly to find a resolution to the issues causing our members concern.

“We now have a new offer from the company which we will put to our members. The two day strike over Christmas and Boxing Day is now suspended.

“It will be for our members now to decide if British Airways has done enough to meet their concerns.

“I want to pay tribute to our cabin crew members who have been determined to achieve a negotiated settlement. Their commitment to secure a better deal for all of their colleagues is something we should all admire.”


For further information please call or Unite director of communications and campaigns Pauline Doyle on 07976 832 861 or Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 07967 665 869.

Notes to editors

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.