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British Airways strike vote: Holidaymakers face chaos after pilots protest over pay – The Times

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British Airways strike vote: Holidaymakers face chaos after pilots protest over pay – The Times
Strike action could start from August 6JACK HILL/THE TIMES

A summer of disruption for holidaymakers moved a step closer yesterday after British Airways pilots voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action, saying that the airline had refused to change its position despite three days of intense negotiations.

Ninety-three per cent of the 4,000 BA pilots who are members of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) backed action on a turnout of 90 per cent over a pay dispute. About 500 BA pilots are not members of the union. Strike dates have yet to be announced by the union, which must give two weeks’ notice before taking action.

The airline responded by seeking an injunction in the high court today to prevent any strike action. Negotiations between the two sides are suspended because of BA’s…

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