British Airways hit by delays despite averting strike action

British
Airways’ passengers face a second day of delays after staff shortages and
technical problems forced the airline to cancel 25 flights at Heathrow.

Twenty-two
of Monday’s cancellations were short-haul flights, which were hit when BA
failed to open check-in desks due to a lack of staff. Ten of today’s flights
have been cancelled.

BA,
which has just averted a major strike, said it is currently recruiting 60 more
check-in staff.

The
company’s management is trying to resolve the delays by offering "very
large inducements" to staff to work overtime, according to reports.

At
the weekend, the airline struck a pay deal with the union representing check-in
staff and baggage handlers, narrowly averting an August Bank Holiday strike.

By Mike Berry 

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