BA pilots started a two-day strike on a Monday, grounding nearly all its flights and disrupting thousands of passengers in an exceedingly} very dispute overpay.
“It is by all accounts associate own goal; it’s reaching to penalize customers, it’s reaching to penalize our whole, it’s going to punish the rest of the colleagues.”
In Singapore, BA Flight BA12 scheduled to leave Changi airport at 11.15pm on Monday was canceled. But two other flights – BA15, which departed at 7.25pm, and BA16, scheduled for 10.35pm yesterday – operated as normal. BA flights arriving in Singapore on Monday did not appear to be affected by the strike.
BA has offered its pilots associate eleven.5 % pay rise over 3 years, which it said would take the pay of its highest-earning captains from 167,000 pounds (S$284,827), plus 16,000 pounds in allowances, to only over two hundred,000 pounds. Its pilots on average earn around ninety,000 pounds a year.
BALPA desires the pay deal to incorporate share. Balpa General Secretary Brian Strutton told BBC television. He had the aforementioned pilots were willing to compromise, but BA was not prepared to “budge”.
Mr.Cruz said 11.5 percent was “way above” inflation and the offer already recognized that BA was making money. UK inflation stood at 2.1 percent in July. He added that the airline was prepared to negotiate.
The airline also said it had no details from Balpa on which pilots would strike and had no way of predicting how many would come to work or which aircraft they’re qualified to fly, so had no option but to cancel nearly 100 percent of its flights.
BA has been criticized for its communications with passengers prior to the strike, which has caused thousands of people to change their travel plans. The UK Civil Aviation Authority works the airline once it is furious some travelers by wrong telling them their flights had been off. A spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged both sides to end the dispute.