British Airways Cabin Crew Strike 25th & 26th December 2016.

British Airways has today, Monday 19th December 2016, announced that it will operate a full schedule on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, despite being notified by the Unite union that members of its Mixed Fleet cabin crew, based at Heathrow Airport, have called a strike action on the 25th & 26th of December.

British Airways has also approached the conciliation service ACAS to seek assistance in reaching an outcome with Unite, and its members, that would avoid any possibility of disruption.

BA’s chief executive, Alex Cruz, said the following, “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.”

As any further developments occur we (GTM) will update them on our web site and via social media immediately.

Lufthansa cabin crew strike looms.

Passengers who are due to fly with German airline Lufthansa are facing possible disruption to their travel plans due to a planned strike by the airline’s cabin crew and the union representing them.

The industrial action is due to start this Friday, 6th November 2015, and will last for a week, unless the union’s demands regarding retirement and pension benefits are agreed to.

Lufthansa has until 1600 this Thursday to respond.