Pilots at British Airways have voted strongly in favour of a strike in a dispute over pay.
Some 93 per cent of these workers represented by the British Airline Pilots’ Affiliation voted for industrial motion, on a 90 per cent turnout.
BALPA common secretary, Brian Strutton, mentioned: “This robust end result demonstrates the resolve of British Airways pilots, and reveals British Airways that it should desk a smart improved supply if a strike is to be averted.
“Sadly, three days of ACAS talks haven’t moved the corporate’s place one iota.
“We don’t want to inconvenience our clients which is why we now have tried to resolve this matter via negotiation beginning final November – it’s British Airways who has regrettably chosen to tug this out into the summer time months.”
British Airways mentioned it was “very dissatisfied” that the union was threatening “the journey plans of 1000’s of our clients”.
The service will search to safe an injunction towards industrial motion within the Excessive Courtroom on Tuesday, which means any additional negotiations are on maintain.
BALPA believes the associated fee to BA to settle dispute in full is considerably lower than the associated fee could be of even a single day’s strike motion.
Strutton added: “British Airways is making huge income because of the laborious work and dedication of workers, together with due to sacrifices made throughout laborious instances.
“Fortunately British Airways is now not in a struggle for survival so, just like the airline’s senior managers and administrators, pilots deserve a small fraction of that revenue by way of, as an illustration, a revenue share scheme.
“We at present should not have dates for any potential strike motion and can challenge an replace on this in the end.
“We stay hopeful that this dispute could be resolved earlier than strike motion, however we stay dedicated to motion if essential.”