British Airways Cabin Crew Threaten to Strike

British Airways cabin crew are threatening strike action over the airline's controversial 'fire and rehire' policy

British Airways cabin crew are warning that they will take strike action over the controversial ‘fire and rehire’ policy.

Len McCluskey, General Secretary of trade union Unite said it will move forward with plans for industrial action ‘with immediate effect.’

In a hard-hitting letter to BA Chief Executive Alex Cruz, Mr. McCluskey said: “Your decision to adopt a scorched earth strategy with a fire and rehire approach was always despicable. You and your management team have dragged the good name of British Airways through the mud.

“Have you ever asked yourself why so many MPs from all parties, at the highest level, have condemned British Airways or why newspaper and media outlets have been appalled at your actions?”

BA said it is still keen to talk but maintains difficult decisions have to be taken: “We are not immune to this crisis. We have to adapt to survive, so we will continue with the proper, lawful consultative process and we will keep inviting union representatives to discuss our proposals to the serious challenges we face.”