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British Airways Reaches Long-Awaited Deal with Pilot Union

After a long dispute over pay and working conditions, British Airways has reached a deal with BALPA, the British Airline Pilots Association. The new agreement was proposed by the British carrier in November and accepted yesterday after it was given the green light by almost 90 percent of the union’s members. According to the Financial Times, the new agreement insulates the previously proposed 11.5 percent pay increase over the next three years against inflation, ensuring known real wage increases over…

Pilot Union Tests British Airways By Canceling Planned Strike

The union representing the majority of British Airways pilots, the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), has announced the decision to pull the planned strike action for September 27. BALPA announced back in August the strike dates following months of negotiations with the airline falling through over a pay and benefits…

The Sun May Set on British Airways Operations as Pilot…

For the first time in British Airways history, 3,900 pilots have gone on strike that started at midnight, September 9, after months of meetings and negotiations between airline and union broke down over pay and conditions. The 48-hour walkout by pilots has resulted in at least 1,700 flights being canceled…

British Airways Questioned By Authorities Following Flight Cancellations

British Airways is being questioned by the United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) following its handling of flight cancellations in anticipation of strike action that was announced by the union representing the majority of its pilot workforce. Last week the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced that on September 9,…

British Airways Questioned By Authorities Following Flight Cancellations

British Airways is being questioned by the United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) following its handling of flight cancellations in anticipation of strike action that was announced by the union representing the majority of its pilot workforce. Last week the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced that on September 9,…

British Airways Pilots to Strike on Sept. 9, 10 and…

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), which represents around 4,000 British Airways pilots, has announced the dates it will instruct its members to walk out over a pay dispute lasting since last November. The strike dates, which fall on Monday, Sep. 9, Tuesday, Sep. 10 and Friday, Sep. 27, were…

British Airways Pilots to Strike on Sept. 9, 10 and…

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), which represents around 4,000 British Airways pilots, has announced the dates it will instruct its members to walk out over a pay dispute lasting since last November. The strike dates, which fall on Monday, Sep. 9, Tuesday, Sep. 10 and Friday, Sep. 27, were…

British Airways Fails to Block Upcoming Pilot Strike

British Airways has lost a court battle with a pilot union over the legitimacy of a potential strike over pilot pay. The injunction intended to block a planned walkout by up to 93 percent of the union members, which totals around 4,000 pilots. The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced…

British Airways Braces For Possible Pilot Union Strike

British Airways pilots could be going on strike, causing a disruption to operations over the busy summer period. This comes after a high court judge rejected an injunction attempt from the airline to prevent industrial action. The recent ballot in favor of industrial action was organized by the British Airline…