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Cabin crew at British Airways to stage fresh strikes over pay

Members of Unite will walk out for 14 days from July 19, just three days after completing a 16-day stoppage.

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

Members of Unite will walk out for 14 days from July 19, just three days after completing a 16-day stoppage.

The union said the new action underlined the determination of its members to continue campaigning for a better pay deal.

National officer Oliver Richardson said: “Today’s announcement of a further escalation, underlines the determination of our members in their fight for better pay and against British Airways’ bullying behaviour.

“We are seeing strong support for the ongoing strike action.

“The time and money British Airways is spending on wet leasing aircraft and bullying striking cabin crew are resources which could easily settle this dispute.

“It’s high time British Airways stopped spending millions defending low pay and its bullying approach by negotiating a settlement to this long running dispute.”

Unite has launched legal action over BA’s decision to lease aircraft from another airline during the strike.

The union said it was challenging the Government’s go-ahead for the lease of nine aircraft from Qatar Airways during the current stoppage, which started last weekend.

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