Jul 22, 2019

British Airways pilots vote to strike in pay dispute

Holidaymakers flying with British Airways are facing disruption after pilots on Monday voted nine to one in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay. The result of the members of the British Airline Pilots' Association, Balpa, was based on a 90 per cent turnout. The latest action comes as London's Heathrow airport braces for strikes of up to 4,000 workers, including security guards and engineers, on Friday and Saturday, also over pay. The airline said its pay offer of 11.5 per cent over three years was fair. The union's general secretary Brian Strutton said: "This strong result demonstrates the resolve of BA pilots, and shows BA that it must table a sensible improved offer if a strike is to be averted."

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