The British Airways pilot fleet has voted to accept BA’s revised pay offer. This removes the threat of further industrial action.
The vote was reportedly 86.5% in favour, which I found surprising given the hostility towards the deal from a couple of pilots I spoke with. My understanding is that there is still limited trust in certain commitments given by the airline, although Alex Cruz has agreed to monthly meetings with BALPA.
You need to remember that the union had effectively caved in, with the original offer being remarkably similar to the original one which was vehemently rejected at the time.
The pay rise element of 11.5% has not changed markedly, except for some inflation protection should CPI shoot up.
It is not clear if there will now be adjustments made to the pay deal accepted by cabin crew, since there was an understanding that both groups would receive an equal package.
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