As we have covered before, the British Airline Pilots Association is currently balloting its members who work for British Airways on industrial action.
It turns out that BALPA and BA spent Monday and Tuesday at ACAS to discuss possible resolutions. Whilst it seems that the cabin crew unions may be prepared to recommend a revised British Airways pay offer, which includes improved annual bonuses, the pilots want more.
In a statement published last night on Twitter, BALPA said:
It is bitterly disappointing that despite two full days at ACAS we are still no further forward. BALPA tabled options for resolution but BA was not prepared to negotiate so there was no progress at all and no point continuing. Until BA changes its attitude there is little prospect of talks resuming.
It is certain that the strike ballot, which closes on 22nd July, will be in favour of strike action. Given the legal notice period required, this is anticipated to begin at some point around 6th / 7th August.
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