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BA strike struck down by court

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 18, 2009
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photo - Will Lanting

The High Court in the UK has issued an injunction against the Unite union preventing British Airways cabin crew from taking a 12 day strike over the Christmas period.

“We are delighted for our customers that the threat of a Christmas strike has been lifted by the court,” BA said in a statement. “It is a decision that will be welcomed by hundreds of thousands of families in the UK and around the world.”

Unite had been planning to strike from December 22 in a dispute over job losses and changes to work practices, which would have crippled the airline during one of its busiest periods of the year. It was expected that the planned strike would have impacted upon the joint operations between Qantas and BA on the Kangaroo Route, but this appears to have lessened now.

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