British Airways Pilots to Strike on Sep. 9, 10 and 27

British Airways Airbus A321neo at London Heathrow. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), which represents around 4,000 British Airways pilots, has announced the dates it will instruct its members to walk out over a pay dispute lasting since last November.

The strike dates, which fall on Monday, Sep. 9, Tuesday, Sep. 10 and Friday, Sep. 27, were announced by the union which 93 percent of its members voted for. The United Kingdom law requires 14 days notice of any proposed strike action.

The airline took BALPA to court last month in an attempt to block an impending strike. The High Court dismissed the case before British Airways turned to the Court of Appeals.

The airline claimed the strike ballot was issued incorrectly and against trade union laws, the judge stood by the initial decision that the strike ballot was lawfully conducted.

Following the court rulings, the airline and union held numerous talks with the airline at the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) to try to resolve the issue. However, this appears to have been unsuccessful.

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