TALKS between Unite and British Airways are to be held today with the aim of averting strikes by cabin crew over Christmas.
Unite members are due to walk out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in a dispute over pay parity.
A conciliation service Acas spokesman said yesterday: “We can confirm that BA and Unite have accepted our invitation to attend conciliation talks in respect of the cabin crew dispute tomorrow morning.”
The row involves around 4,500 so-called mixed fleet cabin crew who joined BA since 2010. Unite says they are on lower pay than other staff and this must be equalised given the huge profits BA’s parent company made last year.
Unite’s Len McCluskey said: “I am delighted that BA has heeded our calls for talks. It is only by getting round the table that we can find a solution to my members’ concerns.”