British Airways was able to avert a potentially damaging two-day cabin crew strike called for today and Wednesday, plus two further 72-hr. walkouts next month, by forging a last-minute agreement with the Transport & General Workers Union after negotiating through the weekend over sick leave, pay, staffing and pensions. "We are pleased that our negotiations with the T&G have resulted in an agreement that removes the threat of strikes," BA CEO Willie Walsh said, while lamenting that ...

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