Unite wins first round as BA agrees to come to table over job plans

Union Unite has won the first round of its fight to save the jobs and conditions of around 40,000 British Airways workers.

The union’s assistant general secretary Howard Beckett tweeted the news that BA has agreed to come to the table to discuss its situation, along with a copy of a statement by the airline:

Unite’s threat of legal action, if BA fails to withdraw claims about the union’s conduct in an unrelated dispute, that Unite says are false, remains open.

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