Twelve days of British Airways strikes this Christmas
The Twelve Days Of Christmas has just taken on a horrible new meaning if you’re a British Airways passenger who is planning to fly anywhere over the holiday period. That’s because the airline’s staff have voted overwhelmingly in favour of twelve days of strikes beginning on December 22nd.
The strikes follow a long-running dispute, with staff firmly against a whole host of cost-cutting measures by BA that have included job cuts, wage freezes and changes to working practices. 92.5 per cent of BA staff have voted in favour of the Christmas strikes.
Unless further talks prove to be constructive and the strikes are averted, passengers won’t be getting turtle doves, golden eggs or ladies dancing. Instead they can expect cancelled flights, severe delays, emergency hotel stays and a diet of overpriced airport food. They might even grow long beards and start dressing in rags like Tom Hanks in The Terminal.
Actually, that was Castaway wasn’t it?
LATEST: British Airways have announced that they are in the process of making contingency plans for flights scheduled during the strike period - all relevant customer information will appear on this page of their website.