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Running simultaneously and arguably as crucial as the election for Unite’s General Secretary itself is the BA dispute and a proposal to ‘settle’ it. 12 months ago British Airways cabin crew on an 80% turn out, voted by a brilliant 92% to take strike action to defend their hard won terms and conditions. The dispute started as a result of the imposition and erosion of ‘Terms and Conditions’ but has been diverted by British Airways and is now being defined by staff travel and the disciplinary process. But with scores of cabin crew suspended and a dozen sacked, the proposed ‘deal’ is already unravelling.