9 Sep 2019

BA pilots strike over pay

As many as 1,700 flights have been cancelled today and tomorrow, as British Airway pilots stage a two-day strike over pay and conditions. It’s affected tens of thousands of passengers, who’ve been forced to cancel journeys or make alternative plans.

The pilots’ union BALPA and British Airways say they are willing to hold further talks, but the union claimed the airline had lost the trust and confidence of pilots, accusing it of cost cutting and “dumbing down” the brand.