British Airways cabin crew to strike over pay dispute

London, United KingdomUpdated: Dec 14, 2016, 03:10 PM IST

Around 79 per cent of 4,000 crew members voted to go on strike. Photograph:(AFP)

British Airways cabin crew have decided to go on a strike over paltry salaries, the Unite union said, though it remains unknown whether Christmas travellers will be affected.

The industrial action will start after December 21.

Around 79 per cent of 4,000 crew members, who joined the airline since 2010 on "Mixed Fleet" contracts, voted to go on strike, BBC reported.

The British Airways had offered to pay the stricken workers a 2 per cent rise in pay, an amount that was overwhelmingly rejected by the crew.

United union told BBC that at the time of recruiting the workers, they were promised to get paid between £21,000 and £25,000, but in reality, their pay start at just over £12,000 plus £3 an hour flying pay.