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Talks resume over planned British Airways cabin crew strike

Talks resume over planned British Airways cabin crew strike

Talks aimed at averting a 48-hour strike by British Airways PLC cabin crew resumed Saturday _ but travelers will be affected whatever the outcome after the airline canceled 1,300 flights to and from London airports.
BA Chief Executive Willie Walsh and Transport and General Workers Union General Secretary Tony Woodley were meeting at an undisclosed location for discussions, after talks between the two failed to reach an agreement Friday, union spokesman Andrew Dodgson said.
The carrier has canceled all flights to and from London's Heathrow airport _ Europe's busiest _ and several more from its Gatwick terminal on Tuesday and Wednesday next week because of the planned strike.
Walsh said he had ordered the cancellations to allow customers time to make alternative arrangements.
Negotiations between the company and the union, which represents about 11,000 of the airline's 14,000 cabin crew, center on pay and sick leave policy.
The union has proposed further walkouts for Feb. 5-7 and Feb. 12-14 if the dispute is not resolved.
Analysts said the strike action could cost the airline between 10 million pounds and 15 million pounds (US$20 million and US$30 million) a day.
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Updated : 2021-04-13 12:55 GMT+08:00