Travel insurance: BA strike

Thursday, 09 December 2010

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Further strikes could be made by workers at British Airways (BA) in the New Year, which may lead to more delays for travel insurance customers.

The Unite union has clarified that it will be balloting cabin crew at the airline regarding new strike action, which BA has referred to as a "callous disregard for customers".

Tony Woodley, joint general secretary of Unite, spoke about the potential strikes, saying: "It is time for BA to put its passengers first - and the best way to achieve this is to resolve the issues between us, which would not cost BA a single penny and yet would bring priceless stability and peace to the company."

Although, the flight operator has informed travellers that the potential disruptions may not be as detrimental as they expect.

BA has said that flights departing from Gatwick and London City airport will continue to run a normal schedule.

The airline has also claimed that it "plan[s] to operate a substantial part" of its long haul schedule at Heathrow, while also running a number of daily flights to every destination across its short-haul network.

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