BA cabin crew in new strike ballot

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British Airways cabin crew are to hold a new ballot over strike action after their union said it feared a recent vote would be ruled invalid.

Crew voted last month to hold further strikes, but BA argued that the ballot was unlawful. That led the Electoral Reform Society, the watchdog responsible for overseeing the vote, to qualify its official report, the union said. "The new ballot follows moves last month by the airline to derail the vote conducted in December 2010 by the Electoral Reform Services, which saw 78 per cent of Unite's crew members vote in favour of strike action by three to one," the union said.

Unite said the new balloting would take place between 1 March and 28 March.