Sep 6, 2019

British Airways threatens to strip pilot perks in strike row

In a sharp escalation of the row between BA and its pilots, the UK's flagship carrier sent an email late on Friday to its 4,300 pilots warning that sanctions would be taken against those that take part in the strike action. British Airways pilots who go on strike will lose generous travel perks for themselves and their families for three years, the airline warned on Friday, as it retaliated against the mass walkouts set to ground almost all its flights on Monday and Tuesday. In the email, seen by the Financial Times, Angela Williams, director of people at BA, warned that pilots that take part in the walkouts would see their staff travel perks removed for three years. British Airways pilots have threatened to ground planes for an extended period in a dispute over pay, escalating the pressure on the airline which is preparing to cancel almost all its 850 flights during strike action on Monday. Thousands of BA pilots have held mass meetings, with plans to crowdfund money to fund an extended strike campaign.

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