British Airways said it will run full schedule on Christmas Day and Boxing Day despite protest by its cabin crew during the holidays.
Thousands of cabin crew working for British Airways ‘Mixed Fleet’ voted last week overwhelmingly in favour of strike action over poverty pay and broken promises. 79 per cent of the crew that took part in the ballot voted for strike action.
“We are planning to run a full schedule on Christmas Day and Boxing Day despite proposed industrial action by Unite,” British Airways tweeted on Monday evening.
British Airways Chief Executive Officer Alex Cruz called the strike “an attempt to ruin Christmas for thousands of our customers.”
Since 2010, all British Airways new cabin crew employees have joined the ‘Mixed Fleet’. Earnings were advertised between £21,000 and £25,000 but in reality start at just over £12,000 plus £3 an hour flying pay.