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UK: British Airways pilots set to strike in September over pay and working conditions

Author: Helen Coffey & Simon Calder, The Independent, Published on: 27 August 2019

"British Airways pilots to strike for three days in September", 24 August 2019

British Airways pilots will strike for three days in September, the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has announced...

...Balpa said in a statement that the strike is "a last resort" but that there is "no prospect of any further meaningful talks" with the airline...

...The dispute revolves around pay and working conditions. Balpa and British Airways have had several days of talks with conciliation service Acas to no avail...

..."The gap between BA's position and Balpa's position is about £5m," says Balpa. "Our proposal remains on the table should BA wish to reach agreement prior to strike action."

British Airways has hit back at the union, saying in a statement: "It is completely unacceptable that Balpa is destroying the travel plans of tens of thousands of our customers with this unjustifiable strike action."

The airline is offering a pay deal of 11.5 per cent increase over three years, which it claims is "fair"... 


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Related companies: British Airways