The British Airline Pilots Association has called off the next strike scheduled for September 27th in the dispute between British Airways and its pilots. BALPA said the strikes on September 9-10 had demonstrated “the anger and resolve of pilots”.
Pilots represented by the British Airline Pilots Association at British Airways have begun a two-day strike. Pilots walked out at midnight in a dispute over pay and conditions – it is the first pilot strike in the history of the airline, which is celebrating its centenary this year.
The British Airline Pilots Association says it could call off proposed strikes set for next week if British Airways agrees to come back to the negotiating table. As it stands, a number of pilots at British Airways will take industrial action on September 9th and 10th.
British Airways is preparing to cancel flights on at least five consecutive days in September following the announcement of strike action by pilots. Members of staff represented by the British Airline Pilots Association will take industrial action on September 9th, 10th and 27th in a dispute over pay.
Pilots at British Airways are set to strike this summer after the Court of Appeal rejected calls for an injunction against industrial action from the carrier. The British Airline Pilots’ Association voted in favour of industrial action on July 22nd.
Sir Richard Branson has warned that striking Virgin Atlantic pilots would leave “an indelible scar on the company”. Balpa, the pilots’ union, is set to announce strike dates from Tuesday unless a dispute over pay is resolved.
Representatives from the British Air Line Pilots Association have reported “some progress” in attempts to resolve a disagreement with Virgin Atlantic following talks in London. The two sides are in dispute over holiday entitlement at the airline, with the threat of strike action looming.
Thousands of flights from the UK could be cancelled due to a dispute between pilots and the Government over identity cards.The British Airline Pilots Association has said that its members would refuse to co-operate with Home Office over plans to use airside workers as “guinea pigs” for the new cards.