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On Christmas eve the British Airways cabin crew begin strike

В канун Рождества бортпроводники British Airways начнут забастовкуThe date of completion of the action, the Union has not yet announced.

Flight attendants British Airways overwhelmingly supported holding a strike demanding higher wages.

In the voting participated more than 2 thousand employees of the airline, 79% of them voted for a strike. Reportedly, the protest will take place before December 21 and will apply to the London Heathrow airport.

While the BA did not specify how the protest of the crew would affect the flight schedules of the airlines during the Christmas holidays.

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The dispute between cabin crew and BA management for the salary of 4 thousand employees with contracts that were concluded in 2010 and later.

According to the initiators of the strike, the management promised that the annual salary of flight attendants who were hired after 2010, will be from 21 to 25 thousand pounds sterling (26,6-31,7 thousand dollars), but in reality the employees who have signed these contracts, with just over 12 thousand pounds (15.2 thousand dollars).

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Earlier, the flight attendants refused to increase salaries by 2%, requiring to raise the real wages to the level that was promised when applying for the job.

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