Unite and British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association (Bassa) have asked Willie Walsh to step aside in order to settle the ongoing dispute. Members of the union have said they would prefer to hold talks with Keith Williams, British Airways’ Chief Financial Officer, according to a report by the Daily Telegraph. “Keith Williams is well respected and there is a feeling within the community that we could forge a much better relationship with him. If Keith came to use with a deal, we would be much more likely to accept it,” said Bassa Branch Secretary Duncan Holley. BA told Travel Daily Williams will take the role of BA CEO when Walsh becomes the boss of the BA and Iberia merger. Williams negotiated the pensions deal with Unite earlier this year. The union said Walsh needs to step up and come up with a solution. “He must waste no further time or resources but instead work with us to settle this strike,” it said in a statement released today.