BA talks end without agreement

Unite joint leaders Tony Woodley and Derek SimpsonUnite’s leaders rallied striking BA workers on Wednesday

Talks between British Airways and its cabin crew union Unite will resume later as the current industrial action enters its fifth and final day.

BA chief executive Willie Walsh met Unite's joint leaders Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson on Wednesday to try to reach a settlement.

The two sides are locked in a row over pay, work conditions and travel perks.

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled because of the five-day walk-out though BA says it is flying 70% of passengers.

The current round of negotiations are being held in a secret location after talks at the weekend had to be halted when protesters stormed the building.

If no deal is agreed, further five-day strikes are due to begin on Sunday, 30 May and Saturday, 5 June.

Unite has said it will call off the industrial action if the airline restores travel concessions to staff who previously went on strike.

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