British Airways Pilots Vote in Favor of Strike

By Jesse Sokolow on 22 July 2019
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IMG_7111 2The British Airline Pilots’ Association said Monday afternoon that 93% of its members had voted in favor of a strike.

The dispute is over pay and the pilots union has already rejected an 11.5% increase over three years, which the airline termed “fair and generous.”

“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,” the union said in a statement.

The airline said that it was “very disappointed” that the union was threatening to upend “the travel plans of thousands of our customers.”

The union, which reported that 90% of its membership took part in the strike vote, said it does not yet have any specific dates for the industrial action, adding that it hopes that the dispute can be resolved through negotiation.

Meanwhile, British Airways is going to court on Tuesday to try to obtain an injunction against the strike.

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