British Airways' cabin crew might walk off the job yet again, this time during the busy holiday season, if talks between both sides go nowhere.
Workers informed customers a strike could happen around Christmas. According to a Unite union spokeswoman, new strike ballots were always an option, with a massive meeting scheduled for this coming Monday September 6 to discuss further action.
The reason for striking during the extremely hectic holiday season is simple – it puts a lot of pressure on the airline.
Commenting on the possibility of a mass exodus of cabin crew members this December, branch secretary for the British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association, Duncan Holley, stated: "It would be prudent for the travelling public to take this into
account and make alternative arrangements to ensure their holiday
travel plans are not wrecked."
If a strike was to be scheduled, it would mean millions of passengers would have to change their holiday travel plans and find alternate flights, which could be costly due to the high demand.
The union attempted a 12 day Christmas strike last year, but a last-minute court ruling deemed it illegal