Bri­tish Air­ways to op­er­ate full sched­ule on Christmas Day and Box­ing Day

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Bri­tish Air­ways is plan­ning to run a full sched­ule on Christmas Day and Box­ing Day de­spite pro­posed in­dus­trial ac­tion by Unite. Alex Cruz, Bri­tish Air­ways CEO and chair­man, said: “We are mak­ing sure that this at­tempt to ruin Christmas for thou­sands of our cus­tomers fails. Over the week­end we have been work­ing on de­tailed con­tin­gency plans to en­sure that we are able to op­er­ate our nor­mal flight pro­gramme from all our air­ports on both Christmas Day and Box­ing Day.

“We urge Unite to aban­don this strike call, which is serv­ing only to cause anx­i­ety among our Mixed Fleet cabin crew col­leagues. Our Mixed Fleet crew do a tremen­dous job for our cus­tomers. They earn a com­pet­i­tive salary pack­age, with all crew work­ing full-time re­ceiv­ing a min­i­mum of £21,000 a year. We are seek­ing to im­prove this pack­age and we en­cour­age Unite to start a pos­i­tive di­a­logue with us about our pro­pos­als. “We con­tinue to seek a non-dis­rup­tive so­lu­tion to is­sues of con­cern to our Mixed Fleet col­leagues. That is why we ini­ti­ated the talks at the con­cil­i­a­tion ser­vice ACAS yes­ter­day.

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