London, May 21: British Airways is again surrounded by a slurry of problems after its cabin crew union won an appeal in the court against an injunction which blocked the planned five-day strike earlier this week.
This has cleared the way for 15 days of industrial action, commencing on Monday May24. Unite , is a union for the cabin crew members of British Airways.
The cabin crew will take action for five days, followed by further five-day stoppages from May 30 to June 3 and June 5 to 9. This will create a chaos for tens of thousands of passengers.
British Airways expressed its disappointment over the court's decision but said it will try to implement its contingency plans to keep the aircraft flying.
BA has faced a loss of around of 600 million pounds for the month of March . The total loss in the past two years is 1 billion pounds after a 401 million pounds reverse in 2009.
The new strikes could cost the firm another 100 million pounds in the current financial year, with Iceland"s volcanic ash cloud adding
insult to injury.
BA Joint general secretaries Derek Simpson and Tony Woodley said: “British airways management now has a chance over the next three days to address our outstanding concerns and seize the possibility for industrial peace. We hope it has the wisdom to do so."
BA's lawyer are considering the option of appealing in the Supreme Court