PASSENGERS were last night braced for travel misery after the UK’s biggest union threatened strike action unless British Airways resolves a pay row.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham yesterday blasted the airline and said she “stands ready to defend BA members on this by all means necessary, including full support for industrial action”.

Passengers could face travel misery after the UK’s biggest union threatened to strike unless British Airways resolves a pay rowCredit: PA

A summer walkout could cripple flights and shatter holiday hopes for millions of families.

The bust-up is over a ‘good faith’ agreement between BA and the union which stated no section of the airline would receive a bigger pay rise than another.

Officials claim this deal has been ignored following a recent pay hike for pilots – which was not shared across departments.

The union boss pulled no punches addressing BA workers in a letter seen by The Sun.

She said: “BA have a long way to go to gain back trust of its workers, following the despicable ‘fire and rehire’ during Covid…Rest assured if BA do not honour the ‘good faith’ clause we will push back. As your General Secretary I stand ready to personally get involved as necessary.”

The union chief added they were also “challenging BA’s claims that the pilots’ one-off payment has been generated through productivity savings

BA was contacted for comment last night.

Last night British Airways told The Sun: “We really value the views of our union colleagues and will continue to engage openly with them on any issues they raise.”

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