British Airways fails to come to terms with pilots

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood July 12, 2019 11:07

British Airways fails to come to terms with pilots

Talks between British Airways and its pilots have broken down.

The airline and its pilots have been in talks since June. The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) balloted members working for British Airways as to whether or not they’d like to strike.

The ballot closes on 22 July. If pilots vote in favour of industrial action, the earliest that a stoppage could begin is 5 August.

British Airways says it is offering 11.5% over three years, well above the rate of inflation.

In a tweet posted, BALPA said:” Two days of conciliation talks at ACAS between BA and BALPA have broken down without agreement. A strike ballot among pilots closes on 22 July.”

BALPA general secretary Brian Strutton added: “It is bitterly disappointing that despite two full days at ACAS we are still no further forward. BALPA tabled options for resolution but BA was not prepared to negotiate so there was no progress at all and no point continuing. Until BA changes its attitude there is little prospect of talks resuming.”

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood July 12, 2019 11:07