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Next week's British Airways strikes called off

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Wednesday 18 Sep 2019

Next week's British Airways strikes called off

(Sharecast News) - British Airways pilots have called off a strike scheduled for 27 September.
The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) said on Wednesday that the strikes that took place earlier this month had "demonstrated the anger and resolve of pilots" and that it was now time for a period of reflection before the dispute escalates further and irreparable damage is done to the brand.

BA was forced to cancel nearly all of its flights last week amid two days of strikes in a dispute over pay.

Balpa general secretary Brian Strutton said: "Someone has to take the initiative to sort out this dispute and with no sign of that from BA the pilots have decided to take the responsible course. In a genuine attempt at establishing a time out for common sense to prevail, we have lifted the threat of the strike on the 27th September.

"BA passengers rightly expect BA and its pilots to resolve their issues without disruption and now is the time for cool heads and pragmatism to be brought to bear. I hope BA and its owner IAG show as much responsibility as the pilots."

Balpa said it retained the right to announce further strikes.


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