Virgin Atlantic and Balpa meet to avoid industrial action by its pilots

first_img Tags: NULL Monday 6 September 2010 8:33 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Virgin Atlantic and Balpa meet to avoid industrial action by its pilots whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia KCS-content VIRGIN ATLANTIC management met with members from trade union Balpa yesterday in a bid to settle tensions with the airline’s pilots and avoid a possible strike. The two met last night in an attempt to smooth over a mounting dispute between Virgin Atlantic and its pilots over holiday entitlement and time off.Balpa, which represents over 75 per cent of airline and helicopter pilots in the UK, said the dispute is over the number of days pilots are allowed to take off in addition to holiday privilege.Virgin Atlantic pilots have been angered by changes to a system which guarantees them 120 days off a year, on top of holiday, in return for routinely working weekends and bank holidays.The airline is looking to trim the figure in a bid to cut costs. The airline reported a £132m loss last year.If neither side can come to an agreement, Balpa already threatened Virgin Atlantic with the possibility of launching the first strike the airline will have suffered. A spokesperson from the airline said that last month’s talks were constructive and that it awaited Balpa’s reaction.As City A.M. went to press last night, a decision had not been made. Yesterday’s discussions followed a meeting last month between the union, the airline’s pilots and senior figures at Virgin Atlantic to address the growing concerns. But talks ended early last month in a bid to avoid confrontation as no agreement was reached at that time. Sharelast_img

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