Possibility of further BA strikes 'may hit travel insurance customers'strikes

Wednesday, 01 December 2010

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British tourists set to fly with British Airways (BA) over the coming months may want to check their travel insurance to see if they are covered in case of strike action.

The British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association (BASSA) and Unite may consider further strike action after the union decided against agreeing to a deal to end the year-long dispute with the airline.

Any prospect of a repeat of strikes seen earlier this year could affect BA bookings, with the uncertainty unlikely to sit favourably with travel insurance customer that are already relying on the carrier for their holidays.

Unite joint general secretary Tony Woodley explained that there had been unanimous agreement over whether to accept the latest conditions tabled by the airline to resolve the dispute.

"I am therefore contacting the company with a view to reopening discussions to seek to achieve a recommendable settlement to be put to cabin crew," he added.

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