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Planned September 27 British Airways Strike Called Off

Published on Sep 19 2019 11:45 AM in Retail tagged: Trending Posts / IAG / british airways / International Airlines Group / British Airline Pilots' Association / BALPA

Planned September 27 British Airways Strike Called Off

A planned strike by British Airways pilot on September 27 has been called off.

"The Responsible Course"

As reported by The Irish Independent, British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) general secretary Brian Strutton stated, "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."

The Right To Announce Further Strike Dates

BALPA said that it retains the right to announce further strike dates if British Airways refuses meaningful new negotiations.

On September 12, British Airways began cancelling hundreds more flight ahead of the planned September 27 strike. The airline has not yet stated whether the cancelled flights will be reinstated.

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