BA cabin crew enters second five-day strike on Sunday

British Airways cabin crew started its second five-day strike on Sunday as their dispute with the management over pay, jobs and working conditions could not be resolved.

The current five-day strike will upset the traveling plans of thousands of holidaymakers as it coincides with half-term school holidays in Britain.

However, BA said it had plans to operate more flights during the current strike than during the past industrial action. It would operate more than 70 per cent long-haul flights to and from Heathrow and would continue to fly to every short-haul destination.

The Unite union, which represents more than 90 per cent of BA cabin crew, said that it would end strikes if BA restored travel perks that it scrapped in March. It claimed that BA had already lost 84 million pounds since it started launching strikes in March.

In case the long-running dispute is not resolved, the on-going strike could be followed by another industrial action on June 5.