British Airways' cabin crew to be balloted for strike action in pay dispute

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British Airways' cabin crew are to be balloted for strike action in a dispute over pay.

Members of Unite will start voting next week, with the result due in mid December.

Unite said crew had rejected a 2% pay offer.

Regional officer Matt Smith said: "British Airways, once the 'world's favourite airline' is fast becoming the 'world's least liked', paying poverty wages while its parent company predicts annual profits of £4.7 billion between this year and 2020.

"It should be to the company's eternal shame that they, the UK's national carrier, are making billions while their cabin crew, responsible for maintaining a safe environment, are working while sick and without adequate rest."