A brief Friday evening update on the situation between BA and the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) following a ballot for industrial action by BA pilots at Gatwick and Heathrow.
Discussions have been underway between BA and BALPA at the conciliation service ACAS.
BALPA issued a short statement on Friday evening to advise that talks will continue on Monday 5 August 2019.
In the interim, BALPA has not announced any dates for industrial action. As BALPA is required by law to give 14 days’ notice of any industrial action, the earliest any possible strike could take place is now the week beginning Monday 19 August 2019.
This is of course separate to planned industrial action by Heathrow Airport staff represented by the Unite trade union on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 August.
This is likely to cause significant disruption at Heathrow, particularly for departing passengers, with reduced facilities such as Fast Track security lanes and delays getting through security.
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