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BALPA clarifies position following BA’s claim of talks

BALPA has corrected BA’s spin that there are talks planned with its pilots’ union to settle the current pay dispute. There are currently NO talks planned.

Following BA’s CEO Alex Cruz’s personal promise that he wanted to reach a resolution, BALPA wrote to him welcoming this approach and asked to meet him to hear his proposals.

We have not had a response from Mr Cruz. Other BA staff have indicated they will meet but have not confirmed that they will put forward a better offer.

Brian Strutton, BALPA General Secretary, said, “It’s disappointing that Mr Cruz has not replied to us having promised to get involved. This dispute will only be settled, and these strike will only be called off, when BA improve their offer enough to satisfy their pilots. Until BA indicate that they are willing to do that, there is absolutely no point in any talks.

“I hope we will hear from Alex Cruz positively today.”