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British Airways strike to go on as planned

The ongoing British Airways strike is scheduled to continue following stalled talks between the airline and union Balpa.

The ball of contention follows a last-minute proposal presented by the union as requested by the airline pilots.

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On their end, British Airways calls for a permanent solution to the issues on the table and not a temporary one that will resume after some time.

In a statement, the airline said that they have no doubt that union Balpa was not acting in good faith following their meeting.

Cabin crews and engineers through Unite and GMB are said to have agreed to the new deal that will see them get a 11.5% increase in salaries over the next three years.

Also read: British Airways suspends its flights to Cairo

On the other hand, the pilots said the previous salary increment has been too little compared to how the company was performing.

During their meeting, union Balpa is accused to have increased the proposal by 50 million pounds something that has been termed not of good faith.

In addition to that, the airline calls for a quick resolution that will see its customers be sure of operations.

Also read: British Airways resumes Cairo flights

Union Balpa secretary Brian Strutton has come out to say that its members are willing to be flexible even though they have an issue with the airline.

Now that no deal is on the table, the British Airways strike is expected to go for a two-day strike that is on Monday and Tuesday and another one scheduled to do on 27th of September.

Slavian Mwangecho
Slavian Mwangecho
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