British Airways cabin crews strike

Cabin crews for British Airways began a five-day strike today. Talks over pay and work conditions this weekend failed. Protestors stormed the building where the negotiations were being held on Saturday. Police escorted the BA chief executive from the scene.

Two more strikes are scheduled, but the joint secretary of Unite union said the strikes would be called off in BA reinstated travel perks.

BA says they are willing to continue talks.

Contingency plans allow the airline to fly 70% of their flights during the first strike. This strike comes after two in March.

After volcanic ash kept planes on the ground for several days last month, BA might be sweating a strike more than usual.

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