Union Rejects Mediation As BA Strike Looms

Law360, New York (January 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A union representing more than 11,000 British Airways cabin crew members set to go on strike on Jan. 29 is refusing the airline's attempts to have an independent mediator involved in the dispute.

British Airways asked the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, a publicly funded independent mediation service, to help resolve its labor dispute with The Transport and General Workers’ Union on Monday. An ACAS spokeswoman said the agency had been in touch with the parties, but that any other information between the parties was confidential....
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