British Airways and Unite to hold fresh talks over dispute

New proposals to end the dispute between British Airways and the Unite union were put forward by the arbitration service Acas, as fresh talks are expected.

Acas's chief conciliator, Peter Harwood, said he understood this was a "very damaging dispute for all concerned". He said the timing and location of the meeting would be kept secret. However, Unite is still preparing to hold a new ballot for industrial action, which could disrupt flights in the busy summer months. Members of Unite have taken 22 days of strike action since March.