Talks continue in bid to avert BA strike

Leaders of British Airways cabin crew continued to hold back from naming strike dates today as talks went on to try to resolve a long-running row over jobs and conditions.

Members of Unite voted massively in favour of industrial action earlier this week, but the union is continuing with negotiations in a bid to avert a walkout.

Union officials today unanimously backed the work of their negotiating team attempting to resolve the current dispute.

Assistant general secretary Len McCluskey said: "Only negotiation, not intimidation or litigation, can keep BA flying."