I was booked on flight BA 363 from LYS (Lyon) to LHR (London) on July 2nd 2022. The flight was cancelled - reasons not specified at the time - and I have applied for compensation plus costs. Unknown to BA, I was part of a group of 25 that all booked for this flight independently as individuals, so we have been able to compare notes on BA's response to compensation claims. In many cases, but not all, they are refusing compensation on the grounds that the cancellation was due to a baggage handlers' strike.
Is there any way of verifying whether there was actually a baggage handlers' strike on that day? All the press coverage states that flight cancellations were due to staff shortages, which is a different matter entirely, as staff shortages are considered to be entirely under the control of the airline and its subcontractors.