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BA strike ruled illegal

17 Dec 2009

The BA (British Airways) strike has been ruled illegal. With this added certainty, BA's cheap flights around the strike period are likely to be snapped up very quickly.

Cape Town to London

R4380 (depart 23 to 25 Dec, return 23 Jan)

Joburg to London

R4380 (depart 23 to 26 Dec, return 22 to 28 Jan)

Book at British Airways South Africa

boarding a British Airways South Africa flight

BA statement

"We are delighted for our customers that the threat of a Christmas strike has been lifted by the court. It is a decision that will be welcomed by hundreds of thousands of families in the UK and around the world. There was never any need for a strike and we hope that Unite will take this opportunity to reflect before deciding its next steps. We believe the public would want that too. In recent days, we believe Unite has formed a better understanding of our position and of the ways in which we could move forward. It has also become very clear that our customers do not believe that old-style trade union militancy is relevant to our efforts to move British Airways back toward profitability. Financial success is essential to build the kind of business our customers want and provide long-term opportunities for our staff."

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