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British Airways to borrow 9 planes from Qatar


With barely eight hours remaining before a 16-day strike by some British Airways cabin crew begins, the airline was given Government approval to borrow planes from Qatar Airways.

Members of the Unite union working for BA’s Mixed Fleet operation are walking out in the latest and longest stoppage since their pay dispute began. It has since broadened to include what the union calls "punitive sanctions" against cabin crew who have taken industrial action in the previous 26 days of strikes.

Some Mixed Fleet crew will strike from 1 to 16 July inclusive.

Unite’s national officer, Oliver Richardson, said: “We will fight both industrially and legally to defend our members’ fundamental human right to stand up to bullying and for decent pay.”

During the previous 26 days of strike action, BA has chartered in planes, pilots and cabin crews from other UK carriers — a practice known as “wet-leasing”.

With summer flying programmes under way, there is little capacity available in Britain. But BA’s part-owner, Qatar Airways, has planes and crews standing idle at Doha because of the ban on flights to several Gulf destinations.

British Airways asked to borrow nine of them, along with pilots and cabin crew, for the duration of the strike. EU airlines that wish to wet-lease from a non-European carrier must seek official authorisation. The Department for Transport (DfT) took advice from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and approved the deal shortly before 4pm on Friday.

Unite had asked the CAA to block the move, citing concerns over breaches of labour standards and human rights by Qatar Airways.

Mr Richardson said: “That British Airways is seeking to lease aircraft from an airline found to have breached international standards on labour and human rights, is doubly shameful.”

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BA says: “The vast majority of flights to and from London Heathrow will operate as normal.”

The Independent has identified dozens of long-haul flights that have been cancelled because of the strike, including round-trips to New York, Abuja and Muscat


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Some British Airways cabin crew began a two week strike on Saturday in a prolonged pay dispute, risking further brand damage and travel disruption, although the airline said most passengers would be able to fly.

Members of BA's "mixed fleet" cabin crew - those who work on both long and short-haul flights - have been in conflict with BA since last year over wage offers which the Unite trade union has described as "poverty pay".

Although the pay dispute has largely been resolved, Unite said the walkout, the longest industrial action in the row, is a response to sanctions on union members involved in previous industrial action.

While the impact on flights is set to be limited, the stand-off is another potential threat to the airline's image a little over a month after thousands of passengers were stranded by a computer systems outage caused by a power surge.

"Customers will take a dim view and a great British brand risks being further tarnished. We call on British Airways to drop the threats and drop the sanctions and resolve this long-running dispute," Unite national officer Oliver Richardson said in a statement.

British Airways warned of further consequences for those who went on strike, but said all customers would reach their destinations.

A full schedule will run from Gatwick and London City, while a small number of Heathrow services will be merged, BA said.

Solicitors Bott & Co said around 400,000 passengers could be affected over the 16-day strike period.

Willie Walsh, CEO of BA's parent company IAG, said on Thursday that he expected all passengers to fly, as BA had applied to use 9 Qatar Airways planes, with staff. That application was approved on Friday

The mixed fleet crew first threatened to strike over Christmas of 2016. Although that was called off, there have been 26 days of strike action so far this year.

The mixed fleet staff make up about a third of the BA's total cabin crew of around 16,000, although not all members of the crew will take action.

Unite said that 1,400 mixed fleet members who had been on strike previously had seen bonus payments and travel concessions removed.

"We have set out the consequences for crew if they take strike action," British Airways said in a statement.

"The purposes of these consequences are to encourage crew to come to work

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