Over 80% against BA cabin crew strikes
More than 80 percent of people do not support British Airways cabin crew in their strike action, the latest Arabian Business poll has found.
A total of 84.3 percent of respondents said they were against a series of strikes which have grounded a number of the UK carrier's services, including some to the Middle East region.
Some 46.8 percent said the strikes were wrong in the current economic climate, and that staff should be “thankful that they have jobs.”
While a further 37.5 percent said all those involved should be fired.
Strike action by cabin crew continued to affect scheduled long-haul flights, including one from Dubai, on Wednesday.
“There will be some cancellations of flights globally on the 31st as the airline get their aircraft, pilots and cabin crew back into the correct positions around the world,” a BA spokesperson said in a statement earlier this week.
Unite, the union representing BA cabin crew, began the second phase of its industrial action on Saturday March 27 and it is planned to continue until Tuesday March 30.
Flights that were affected by the spillover into March 31 included one from Dubai, BA 0106, which was scheduled to depart Dubai for London Heathrow at 01:45.
According to the poll, 13.9 percent of people supported BA staff in their action over changes to their pay and working conditions.
Only 1.9 percent said they had supported the staff until they were affected by the strikes.