A quick extra article today to share this bit of news.
There is currently a wave of industrial unrest brewing at British Airways. This is being driven by the strong financial performance of the business, which is not being reflected in pay or bonuses.
A number of votes are underway across the various unions involved. BALPA, the British Airline Pilots Association, has just released the results of its ballot and it is not pretty:
Do you accept BA’s revised pay offer?
Yes – 1%
No – 99%
If we cannot secure an acceptable offer through negotation, do you wish BALPA to conduct an official ballot for industrial action, including strike action?
Yes – 96%
No – 4%
Turnout was 89% which is very high as these things go.
According to the last set of figures I could find, BALPA represents about 90% of BA pilots so any industrial action will effectively ground the airline.
British Airways put out this statement in response:
We continue open discussions with our trade unions. Our pay proposal is fair, reasonable and reflects typical pay awards given by other companies in the UK.
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