British Airways pilots are threatening to strike as passengers look set to face more holiday chaos as the summer of discontent continues.
Balpa, the union representing thousands of pilots, has said industrial action could be necessary as it looked to secure pay rises for its BA members.
The airline says it remains committed to talks with unions but any walkout is likely to cause widespread disruption. BA was forced to cancel all its scheduled flights the last time pilots walked out in September 2019.
The threat adds to a tumultuous period for the airline, which has already been forced into cancelling tens of thousands of short-haul flights up to October, affecting hundreds of thousands of passengers.
A Balpa source told Travelling For Business that the airline “seem to ignore you until you issue a ballot”.
The source highlighted the recent success of other unions in securing pay deals for check-in … Read more