TUC statement on the British Airways/Unite dispute

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date: 5 March 2010

embargo: For immediate release

Extensive talks have been taking place over the last seven weeks under the Chairmanship of TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber in an attempt to resolve the current dispute between British Airways and Unite cabin crew.

On the initiative of Brendan Barber, both Unite and British Airways have now committed to the objective of completing these negotiations by close of play on Tuesday 9 March to determine whether or not a mutually acceptable settlement can be achieved.

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Liz Chinchen T: 020 7467 1248 M: 07778 158175 E: media@tuc.org.uk
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Elly Brenchley T: 020 7467 1337 M: 07900 910624 E: ebrenchley@tuc.org.uk

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