On Tuesday, trade union Unite declared that up to 80 staff of British Airways have been suspended or let go as a result of the dispute over working practices. The announcement comes days before the union, which represents cabin crew, wrote to members telling them it may be balloting for another strike.
A spokesperson of Unite said Tuesday that as many as 13 cabin crew had been fired and the remainder suspended over incidents relating to the dispute that lasted around 19 months.
The spokesperson said two additional staff members had been suspended over the weekend, including one for being intoxicated with alcohol, even though he “tested negative”. A spokesperson from British Airways declined to comment on the disciplinary issue.
Source: The Wall Street Journal