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British Airways UAE flights cancelled- paper

Three-day strike by British Airways cabin crew to go ahead from Saturday.

British Airways UAE flights cancelled- paper
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British Airways has cancelled a number of its flights to and from the UAE because of a cabin crew strike, according to a report on Friday.

The National daily said that the BA105 flight from Heathrow to Dubai, due to depart at 8.40pm, will not fly on Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

BA104 from Dubai to Heathrow, scheduled to leave at 11am, will not fly on Monday, though it remains scheduled to depart as normal tomorrow and Sunday, The National added.

A three-day strike by British Airways cabin crew will go ahead from Saturday after talks with management collapsed, Britain's Unite union said on Friday.

"The strike that is planned for midnight tonight will go ahead as will the other strike we have announced," said Tony Woodley, Unite union joint general secretary.

"It is with great disappointment that I have to tell you all that negotiations have broken down," he told reporters. 

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Jagger 10 years ago

The FOOLS should be happy they still have a job, striking in this kind of economic climate is STUPID and WRECKLESS. They should agree to put off talks for 8 months or so and then sit down and discuss their differences. IDIOTS

John 10 years ago

Another nail in the coffin of BA by management. When are they going to realise they can't treat their staff like cattle and expect to get quality service out of them. BA has already become worse than any low cost airline and I will never fly with them again as long as I have another choice. Planes are dirty and tired, entertainment very poor if it works at all! Disgruntled staff so dreadful service all due to management cutbacks.

Original Joe 10 years ago

I do not believe in unions like those representing BA's cabin crew. Unions are the reason old men and women are still working as cabin crew at BA giving bad service. They cannot even help you with your bags....they are too old to pick up the bags! In the perfect world cabin crew would be made up of a younger crowd who have the strength and stamina for the job (like Emirates and Virgin Atlantic) but BA has a bunch of grandmas and grandpas on board who are cranky useless old people. And now they want to strike? Fire them all!! They should be grateful they have jobs in this economy but instead they want more and are not willing to accept less in order to keep the airline in a better financial situation. Fire them all I say!!! Good luck getting a job somewhere else!

r s nicholson 10 years ago

I am due to fly BA Dubai-Heathrow on 29th. If the flight is cancelled due to the strike BA will loose not 1 but 4 (my family) AND all my company's staff, my staff and we will NOT fly them again. If i could punnish Unite in some way i would. Striking in this day and age is primative.