Breaking News – BA Union Won’t Strike Over Easter/Royal Wedding

A 28-day extension to the original deadline by which cabin crew union Unite must announce industrial action will come as a relief to passengers planning to travel on British Airways flights during Easter and April 29th, the day of the Royal Wedding.

Instead of the strike action which threatened to disrupt flights during this peak travel period, Unite and BA have just announced that they have reached an interim agreement one day prior to the strike notice deadline.

Unite said their general secretary Len McCluskey and BA chief executive Keith Williams were “committed to seeking an honourable and fair settlement to the long-running dispute” and will be continuing their talks, adding that “both men accept a lasting peace is essential for the well-being of all cabin crew and for the benefit of British Airways’ customers.”

Unite wants staff travel rights reinstated among its demands, and although the outcome is uncertain, as talks continue, passengers who had planned Easter/Royal Wedding getaways can at least breathe a sigh of relief.

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