Belfast Telegraph

BA cabin crew strike suspended for talks

A planned four-day strike by British Airways cabin crew has been suspended to allow fresh talks to be held.

Members of the Unite union were due to walk out on Friday in the latest action over a long-running pay dispute.

Talks will now be held at the conciliation service Acas.

It is understood that Unite is taking legal cases on behalf of 1,400 members who say their travel benefits have been taken away because of taking part in previous strikes.

The union says the so-called mixed fleet cabin crew, who joined BA since 2010, are on lower pay than other staff.

BA says mixed fleet cabin crew's pay and rewards are in line with cabin crew at competitor airlines.

New cabin crew in their first year working full time at British Airways will receive more than £21,000 based on pay, allowances, incentives and bonus, said the airline.

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