British Airways strike ruled illegal: Customers spared xmas misery?by
BA passengers may have earned a reprieve as the cabin crew strike which was to cause travel chaos this Christmas has been ruled illegal.
The strike by British Airways cabin crew which was scheduled to take place for 12 days over Christmas has been declared illegal in a High Court ruling.
Agreeing with BA that the ballot on the strike action by the cabin crew's union, Unite, had not been correctly executed, the ruling means that the strike cannot now proceed.
British Airways passengers had been facing travel chaos this Christmas as BA cabin staff balloted in favour of striking over the busy holiday season. The strikes were set to take place between December 22 and January 2, with estimates suggesting that one million passengers would have ben impacted if all flights are grounded during the 12 day period.
- On public forums, BA cabin crew secretly questioned plans for a 12-day strike, fearing union leaders underestimated the public backlash
- Customers flocked to social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to express their feelings about the threatened strike
- Experts predicted that the strike could push BA to the brink of collapse
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