British Airways response to Cabin crew ballot for Industrial action



British Airways is extremely disappointed that the trade union Unite is creating uncertainty for our customers. Mixed Fleet Unite represents about 15 per cent of our cabin crew.  We remain focused on resolving this issue as quickly as possible without any disruption to customers. We would like to reassure our customers that we have a range of contingency plans in place and will operate the vast majority of our flights as planned if Unite acts upon the result of this ballot.  Currently all flights are operating as normal and therefore all of our normal terms and conditions apply.  Mixed Fleet cabin crew are based at London Heathrow. Therefore services to/from London Gatwick, London City and London Stansted airports are not affected. 

Under UK law Unite must give at least seven days’ notice of any period of industrial action. If Unite chooses to announce a period of industrial action, then we will publish full details of our revised flight schedule to give any affected customers the opportunity to adjust their travel plans.