Cabin crew at British Airways on Friday voted to strike again as the two-year battle between the airline and its staff continues.
However, the Unite union, which represents cabin crew, fell short of announcing strike dates as it looks to downplay the move because public sympathy is waning. The lack of certainty of when industrial action could take place could dent overall bookings with the airline.
The news comes on the day that British Airways completes its merger with Spain’s Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana SA. Shares in both companies were suspended Friday, and the merged entity, International Consolidated Airlines Group SA, will begin trading in London and Madrid Monday.
source: The Wall Street Journal