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BA cabin crew vote for more strikes

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There are fears the Easter holidays may be disrupted as British Airways cabin crew have voted to stage fresh strikes in their row with the airline.

Unite union said that out of the 10,000 crew members who were sent ballot papers, 83% voted in favour of strike action.

The union said the vote showed the 'determination' of the workers to resume the dispute and also demonstrated the 'continued resilience' among the crew.

As many tourists will be finalising their Easter holiday plans soon, it is important to make sure they opt for a good travel insurance policy in case any industrial action disrupts their breaks.

General secretary Len McCluskey said: "This vote shows that cabin crew remain determined to win justice.

"We urge BA's boardroom to see this as a clear message that they must think again about how to regain the trust and confidence of a significant part of their cabin crew operation."

As a result of the vote, there is a high possibility of strikes around the time of Easter, just 12 months after walkouts by union staff cost BA tens of millions of pounds.

A BA spokesman said: "This is a time for co-operation, not confrontation. We began talks with Unite earlier this month, and those talks are continuing. We hope they will bring an end to this dispute, which is what the overwhelming majority of our cabin crew want."

© Press Association 2011