11:31 23 December 2016
British Airways cabin crew members were scheduled to walk out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in a row over pay and conditions. The Unite union said that 4,500 workers on “Mixed Fleet” contracts are not receiving their advertised pay of £21,000 and £25,000. The union said that instead, they are just receiving over £12,000 plus £3 an hour flying pay. As a result, many of the crew members were forced to take second jobs to make ends meet.
Talks at conciliation service Acas have resulted in a revised offer, which will be put to a ballot of union members.
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: "We now have a new offer from the company which we will put to our members. The two day strike over Christmas and Boxing Day is now suspended."
"It will be for our members now to decide if British Airways has done enough to meet their concerns."
She added: "Innocent members of the public always suffer when there's a dispute.
"Any dispute is only brought about because there is a failure between management and the industrial relations within that company."