No doubt people will be posting on this one about how wrong they think BA workers are to be taking this action. They should remember that these workers have been forced by the "macho" BA management in to a corner.
The Union don`t want this strike and have virtually gone on their knees to BA only to have an original offer withdrawn and replaced by one that was even worse. BA managment knew very well that this offer would be rejected by the workforce.
On two separate occasions the workforce have overwhelmingly voted for strike action. Why do you think this is so? Even when all sorts of threats are made by management and when their own Union don`t want strike action the workers still vote for a strike.
These workers are desperate people who are willing to gamble everything in an attempt to preserve their pay and conditions. BA management know this and are only too willing to force the issue in an attempt to break the workforce and their Union.