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British Airways cabin crew to stage four-day strike

An offer aimed at resolving the dispute was narrowly rejected last week.

British Airways cabin crew are to stage fresh strikes in a long-running dispute over pay.

Members of Unite will walk out from June 16 for four days after a failure to break the deadlocked row.

The cabin crew have taken several days of industrial action in a campaign over the pay of staff in the so-called mixed fleet, who joined the airline in recent years.

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British Airways cabin crew demonstrating outside Parliament (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

An offer aimed at resolving the dispute was narrowly rejected last week. The announcement adds to the problems currently facing BA following a computer failure last weekend which grounded flights.

A BA spokeswoman said: “As on the previous dates when Unite called strikes of mixed fleet cabin crew, we will fly all our customers to their destinations.

“Strike action is completely unnecessary. We had reached a deal on pay, which Unite’s national officers agreed was acceptable. We urge Unite to put the pay proposals to a vote of their members.”

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