Tag: BALPA

British Airways Prepares for Three Days of Pilot Strike in September

Reading Time: 1 minute The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has sent a note to British Airways announcing about the three upcoming days of strike in September: 9th, 10th and 27th. According to BALPA’s statement, British Airways were offered a number of packages that would satisfy pilots and resolve the issues. However, “did not accept any of these packages”. […]

Ryanair VS British Airline Pilots Association: Will a Strike Take Place?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following an industrial action ballot the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced about two strike dates for UK-based Ryanair pilots. The first two-day strike is set for 22-23 August, while the second three-day strike is planned on 2-4 September. According to BALPA, strike actions come as a result of Ryanair’s inability to understand how to […]

British Airways Pilots Vote for Strike Action

Reading Time: 2 minutes UPDATE | 24 July, 2019 According to BALBA statement, the High Court judge presiding over the case determined that the pilots union had issued its ballot correctly and therefore the ballot result could stand. “We ask that BA thinks hard about why 93% of our members feel so strongly about taking strike action”, the statement […]

Pilots’ Association Warns Of Training Cost Barrier To Aspiring Pilots

Reading Time: 2 minutes As students across the country open their A-level results, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) is calling for the airline industry to ensure pilot selection is open to all and that those from less advantaged backgrounds are not put off. The pilots’ association says training costs of up to £100,000 mean good A-level results are […]

Thomas Cook Pilots Plan To Take Strike Action In Pay Dispute

Reading Time: 1 minute The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has authorised a strike in Thomas Cook Airlines following a ballot in which 91% of pilots voted to take action in a dispute over their 2017 pay negotiations. The turnout in the ballot was 88%. The dispute follows nearly eight months of negotiations over a pay rise that was […]

EasyJet Pilots Reach Agreement on Fatigue Proposal

Reading Time: 1 minute UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has reached an agreement with pilots in a dispute over fatigue, averting industrial action. “In a ballot that closed today, easyJet pilots have voted by 68% to 32% to accept the latest proposal put forward by the company, therefore bringing to an end the potential for industrial action,” the British […]

EasyJet Pilots Vote For Strike Action Over Fatigue Problem

Reading Time: 1 minute In an 88% turnout, 96% of easyJet pilots have voted for industrial action over problems with rising levels of fatigue. On September 11, it was reported that the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) members would vote within the forthcoming weeks and the results would be released on September 21. While talks are still ongoing between […]

BALPA Calls for ‘More Action’ Following Laser Incident

Reading Time: 2 minutes The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has called for more to be done to tackle the growing use of lasers against aircraft, following an incident when a New York-bound aircraft was forced to turn back to London Heathrow Airport after a laser beam hit the cockpit after take off, causing a “medical issue” for one […]