Further to my earlier article today about the rift between Unite and Bassa, it seems that the two sides (in the union that is) are so far apart that Unite cannot afford the PR debacle of going to its members above the heads of Bassa.
As such, Unite have just announced that they have called off the ballot of their members.
Unite's "joint" leader, Tony Woodley, is quoted by the Press Association:
"Under these circumstances I have suspended the ballot on the offer and will meet with all of our cabin crew representatives as a matter of urgency to consider the next steps."
As I noted earlier today, until Unite sets in own house in order there will be no further progress in resolving this dispute.
This is bad news for the customers, the company and indeed the staff of BA.
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