The festive season could be hit by strike action, by not one, but two airlines this Christmas.
Cabin crew for British Airways voted in favour of strike action over a dispute over a 2% pay rise.
The British Airways strike could come into place from 21st December as the union, Unite, have to legally give the airline seven days notice of impending action. Both parties are hoping that strike action will be a final resort, with Unite calling on BA to ‘negotiate a genuinely meaningful way forward’.
Unite issued a statement, saying “Since 2010 all British Airways new cabin crew employees have joined the ‘Mixed Fleet’. Earnings were advertised between £21,000 and £25,000 but in reality start at just over £12,000 plus £3 an hour flying pay.”
What’s more, pilots for Virgin Atlantic are also threatening to vote in favour of strike action, which could start on 23rd December, in their dispute with the airline over PPU.