British Airways pilots began a large-scale strike on Monday (9). More than 1500 flights have been cancelled and 280,000 passengers will be affected. The strike will also cause losses of up to 80 million pounds (2445,000 yuan) to British Airways, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. u3002
British Airways said Wednesday it apologized for the inconvenience caused by the cancellation of flights and offered full refunds to passengers. In addition, the airline reminded the cancelled passengers not to go to the airport.
British Airways and the British Association of Civil Aviation Pilots (BALPA) have been arguing over pay increases for pilots. BA has said it will raise salaries by 11.5% in three years, but the British Association of Civil Aviation Pilots believes that pilots should get a bigger share of profits because of the companys current financial situation, otherwise they will have the right to strike.
BA must meet the needs of its employees and passengers and ensure that pilots are not bullied, said Brian Stearton, secretary-general of the British Civil Aviation Pilot Association.
British Airways threatened to cancel travel allowances if employees opted to strike.
It is understood that the British Civil Aviation Pilot Association announced in August this year that pilots would launch strike action on September 9, 10 and 27 due to dissatisfaction with the salary plan proposed by BA. (Zhang Min, Overseas Network)
Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Yang Bin_NF4368