British Airways All Set to Strike
British Airways union has announced they will go on strike. They will strike for three days, beginning March 20 and four days beginning March 27. If changes are not made, there could be further action in April.
BA intends to save £60 million, which translates to about $90.7 million. The most recent proposal included a two year wage freeze and changes in work contracts.
The proposed changes did not come close to saving the money BA hoped to save which prompted the strike.
With the looming strike, the offer is off the table. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown encouraged the two sides to return to negotiations. Brown asserted that the strike is potentially too damaging to the UK economy. Both sides have withdrawn after the announcement of the strikes. It does not appear at this point that the strike will be averted.