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British Airways Employees Set To Strike Over Holiday

Canadians hoping to travel overseas during the holiday season may encounter some problems as British Airways cabin staff plan to strike.

The crew members are expected to walk off the job for two weeks starting Dec. 22. According to the Unite union, 92.5 per cent of its members voted in favour of the job action. The union has said it is still willing to negotiate.

Employees are opposed to job cuts and work practice changes they claim have been imposed illegally by the airline in an effort to cut costs.

BA plans to cut thousands of jobs, freeze wages and offer lower pay to new employees to ride out the global recession.

It still isn’t known exactly which flights could be affected by the job action.