British Airways Pilots Begin Ballot on Possible Industrial Action Affecting Summer Flights
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July 1, 2019 - by John Flett for airlinegeeks.com
The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), the union which represents roughly 90 percent of British Airways pilots, has commenced balloting its members on possible industrial action over wage negotiations.
The move comes after talks between the airline and the BALPA, Unite and GMB unions representing pilots, cabin crew and ground staff have so far failed to reach an agreement, raising the specter of strike action over the August summer holiday period.
While the cabin crew and ground staff are yet to seek direction from members on possible industrial action, BALPA has advised that its members have until July 22 to return their ballots. If the majority of pilots favor strike action, then BA's schedule could be affected from August 5 at the earliest...
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