The British Airways strike will go ahead from Monday after a court injunction to block the walkout was overturned.

Cabin crew union, Unite, is rejoicing as the ruling is a victory for unions wanting to take industrial action.

It’s not such good news for the rest of us though, with more flight chaos looking probable.

If the action goes ahead it will run from 24-28 May, 30 May -3 June and 5-9 June. The last strike will end just days before the start of the football World Cup in South Africa.

At the beginning of the week, a court granted an injunction blocking industrial action by thousands of members of Unite. However today, judges in the court of appeal claimed that the earlier ruling had been based on a “dry and technical” legal issue.

There is still hope that the strike may be called off, with Unite saying: “British Airways management now has a chance over the next three days to address our outstanding concerns and seize the possibility for industrial peace.”

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