British Airways’ junior cabin crew have voted to strike at any time from December 21 due to what it calls “poverty pay and broken promises”. Meanwhile, one of Virgin Atlantic’s pilots’ unions is also balloting staff over industrial action that may take place on December 23 and 24. At BA, the junior fleet makes up 15% of BA’s flight attendants, and belongs to a flexible unit set up to work on both long-haul and short-haul flights. Pay for this group is lower than other flight attendants at the airline. The Unite union claims that many of the mixed fleet crew

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