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Unite And British Airways Agree To Hold Talks

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Unite the union and British Airways have agreed to hold talks aimed at finding a negotiated settlement to their dispute over cabin crew terms and conditions under the auspices of the TUC.

Representatives of both sides will be meeting the TUC over the next few days to start the process of finding a resolution to the dispute, which led to a decision by the cabin crew to take strike action, subsequently , last month.

Unite joint general secretaries Derek Simpson and Tony Woodley said: "We have said all along that this dispute could only be resolved through negotiation, rather than imposition or litigation, so we are delighted to be joining BA management in talks at the TUC.

"We will be approaching those talks in a constructive spirit, seeking to find a settlement that meets the real concerns of BA's skilled, loyal and professional cabin crew, while keeping the airline flying."

As a result of the High Court injunction secured by BA before Christmas, Unite is re-balloting its cabin crew members employed at BA for industrial action. That process is continuing.

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