London: Cabin crew members of British Airways have today decided to go on 48-hour strike after rejecting an offer aimed at resolving a pay dispute.
According to media reports, members of Unite union for cabin crew will walk out on January 10th threatening to disruption of flights operations.
The cabin crew was due to walk out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day but the action was suspended after talks at the conciliation service Acas.
Unite said its members rejected the offer 7-1. The strike affects “mixed fleet” staff who joined after 2010 and account for 15% of the total cabin crew.
A spokesman said the airline was “extremely disappointed” that Unite had “once again chosen to target our customers”.
He added, “We will plan to ensure that all our customers travel to their destinations. More details would be published for our customers on January 6 once we have finalised our contingency plans.”
The dispute concerns about 4,000 staff who have joined the airline since 2010 on “mixed fleet” contracts, who do not feel they are paid enough. About 2,500 of them are Unite members, said a report in BBC.