British Airways Pilots Call Off Late September Strike

Balpa's British Airways members call off planned strike action planned for Friday 27 September

Balpa has been in dispute with BA for several months over pilots conditions and is now urging its members to pursue a resolve to issues rather than BA following a two day strike earlier this month.

The union claims BA has be unsuccessful in adequately rewarding its British Airways members for the part the played helping to deliver record profits. They said: “It was now time for a period of reflection before the dispute escalates further and irreparable damage is done to the brand,”

Brian Strutton, General Secretary said: “Someone has to take the initiative to sort out this dispute, and with no sign of that from BA, the pilots have decided to take the responsible course.

“In a genuine attempt at establishing a time out for common sense to prevail, we have lifted the threat of the strike on the 27 September.

“BA passengers rightly expect BA and its pilots to resolve their issues without disruption and now is the time for cool heads and pragmatism to be brought to bear. I hope BA and its owner IAG show as much responsibility as the pilots.”

Balpa has stated that if BA fails to negotiate meaningfully with union members, it holds the right to announce further strike action again in the future.

A Spokesperson for British Airways said: “We have just received this news. We are considering the implications and we will give updates in due course.”