British Airways talks ended in chaos

Posted By: Devaki
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London, May 23: The protesters stormed the building during the talks between British Airways and cabin crew was going on about the planned labour stoppages, on Saturday, May 22. The cabin crew of British Airways has threatened to start a two-weeks strike from Monday, May 24 evening as a protest against the over work schedules, pay and conditions.

Willie Walsh, the CEO of British Airways had to be taken away under police escort, as the protestors stormed the building.

The talks ended in chaos as the members of the socialist workers party invaded the building. Many of them were offensive and the CEO had to seek police escort to get out of the building. More than fifty demonstrators were also removed from the building.

During the discussion, British Airways criticised the co-leader of the trade union Unite, for tweeting the ongoing negotiations which incited the protest. Unite officials said that they had nothing to do with the interruption.

The Unite said that the protest and the references to Twitter posts were not relevant to the negotiations.

"We stand ready to resume talks with BA at any time. We urge that the distractions of today are set aside and that no time is wasted in getting back to the vital business of making progress and settling this dispute."

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