British Airways has obtained a court injunction blocking a planned cabin crew strike, after the initiating ballot was declared illegal.

Cabin crew, represented by the Unite union, had set out plans to strike for 12 days from 22 December.

A spokesman for BA says that the reasons for the ruling are still being set out, but adds: "It means the strike cannot go ahead."

BA accused the union of allowing ineligible individuals to take part in the vote, and sought the injunction, at the High Court in London, on the grounds that the ballot was invalid.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news