British Airways cabin crew begin five day strike action

British Airways crew members have begun a five day strike action, resuming protests against the long running issue centering around pay and job security.

The union also demanded the restoration of flight privileges to staff that took part in an earlier job action in March.

The strike action is only expected to affect a smaller number of flights out of Heathrow.  British Airways has stated that they expect to continue flying and servicing approximately 60,000 passengers a day, representing about 60% of long-haul and 50% short-haul service.

British Airways was originally granted an injunction which prevented the union from going on strike based on the unions refusal to disclose the results of the strike ballot.  This was overturned on Thursday when the union was granted the right to appeal that decision.

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