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British Airways, Pilots' Union Agree Pay Deal - FT

By Dave Simpson
British Airways, Pilots' Union Agree Pay Deal - FT

British Airways is set to avoid a pilots' strike after the airline reached an agreement on the outline of a pay deal with the union, The Financial Times reported on Tuesday 18 October.


The IAG-owned carrier's agreement with the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) includes a 4% pay rise for this year.

"We are pleased to have agreed a pay proposal in principle with BALPA, which will now be put to members with a recommendation from the union," British Airways said in a statement.

The carrier has also agreed to additional pay rises for pilots who were made redundant during the COVID-19 pandemic but have now returned, according to the report.

The carrier had in July agreed to pay deals with the GMB and Unite unions.


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BALPA did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

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