The Unite union has today won its appeal against the High Court injunction blocking strike action by British Airways cabin crew.

The move will add to confusion for hundreds of thousands of passengers who are due to fly with the airline (see the British Airways strike rights MSE news story).

Unless an agreement can be reached in the bitter row over jobs and working conditions, the strike will start on Monday.

Even if crews walk out, BA expects to run all flights in and out of Gatwick and London City airport.

Cabin crew were initially due to walk out on 18-22 May inclusive, 24-28 May, 30 May-3 June and 5-9 June.

Today would have been day three of any strike had BA not originally blocked action. Unite says it is cancelling strikes during the first set of dates in the hope an agreement can be reached.

If you're affected, see the British Airways strike rights MSE news story.

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