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British Airways and cabin crew union adjourn without agreement

A new attempt at negotiations, hosted by the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), and involving representatives from British Airways and Unite, the union representing British Airways’ cabin crew workers, adjourned without agreement today.  According to the BBC, no progress has been made in the negotiations.  However, a British Airways spokesperson said there are plans to meet again next week.

Over the period of April 2010 to June 2010 inclusive, during which Unite staged 22 days of industrial action, British Airways recently reported a loss of 164 million GBP (198 million EUR; 259 million USD).

The Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service is a Crown non-departmental public body of the Government of the United Kingdom.  It is based in London, but has eleven ancillary offices throughout the island of Great Britain.  British Airways was founded in 1974, from the merger of the British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways.  It is headquartered in the borough of Hillingdon in London.  Its largest hub is Heathrow International Airport (IATA: LHR; ICAO: EGLL).  Unite is a British and Irish trade union formed in 2007 with the merger of Amicus the Union, and the Transport and General Workers’ Union.

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original stories

Fresh BA cabin crew dispute talks adjourn (BBC)

Q&A: What's the BA dispute about? (BBC)