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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Travellers are not advised to book a British Airways flight this summer "at this stage", a GMB national officer said after BA workers based at Heathrow voted to strike in a dispute over pay. Nadine Houghton told BBC Radio 4's PM programme: "I would imagine there will be action during the summer holidays". Asked if she would book a flight in late July, August or early September, she replied: "Not at this stage". She said the union's members have faced a 10% pay cut as a result of BA's "unethical approach during the pandemic". "They want that pay to be reinstated". Nadine Houghton, GMB national officer, said: "With grim predictability, holidaymakers face massive disruption thanks to the pig-headedness of British Airways. BA have tried to offer our members crumbs from the table in the form of a 10% one-off bonus payment, but this doesn't cut the mustard. READ MOREEasyjet passengers 'locked in 30C airport corridor without food or toilet' "Our members need to be reinstated the 10% they had stolen from them last year with full back pay and the 10% bonus which other colleagues have been paid. GMB members at Heathrow have suffered untold abuse as they deal with the travel chaos caused by staff shortages and IT failures. "At the same time, they've had their pay slashed during BA's callous fire and rehire policy. What did BA think was going to happen? It's not too late to save the summer holidays - other BA workers have had their pay cuts reversed.
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." Unite national officer for aviation Oliver Richardson said: "The problems British Airways is facing are entirely of its own making. It brutally cut jobs and pay during the pandemic even though the Government was paying them to save jobs. "In the case of this dispute, they have insulted this workforce, slashing pay by 10% only to restore it to managers but not to our members. BA is treating its loyal workforce as second class citizens and they will not put up with it a moment longer. Strike action will inevitably cause severe disruption to BA's services at Heathrow. The company has a short window of opportunity to reinstate our members' pay before strikes are called. I urge BA not to squander that opportunity." READ MORE: Birmingham Airport: The best places to eat according to passengers READ MORE: Footage of eerily quiet Birmingham New Street station a day after rail strike For the latest on events and attractions, food and drink, and things to do around Birmingham and the Midlands, visit our What's On home page. If you're on Facebook, you can find our City Life page here .
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