EasyJet pilots suspend industrial action

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 26, 2016 11:21

EasyJet pilots suspend industrial action

easyJet pilots have suspended strike notice on the airline following discussions between management and BALPA on a set of proposals to mitigate pilot fatigue. The proposals will be put to pilots in a consultative ballot. This follows a strong vote in favour of industrial action amongst pilots earlier this week.

Brian Strutton, BALPA General Secretary, said, “We have been working hard today and over the last few days to find a solution to this dispute about pilot fatigue. easyJet management have put a proposal on the table that the BALPA team feel has closed the gap between us considerably on a range of issues. We therefore feel it is right and proper to consult with our members at this stage and so we are suspending serving notice of industrial action on the company.

“This does not mean the dispute is over, but it does mean that we have made sufficient progress to take an offer to pilots in easyJet for their consideration.

“We take the issue of pilot fatigue extremely seriously, and hope that today’s proposals will form the basis of a strong agreement between easyJet and its pilots.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 26, 2016 11:21