An announced historic pilot strike at British Airways can continue. A British judge refused to stop the work break on Wednesday. The airline had asked for this because a strike in the busy summer period would be affecting many travelers.
Trade unionists agreed last week with the first pilot strike at British Airways in forty years. When the actions must take place, it has not yet been decided. After the court’s ruling, the BAP pilot association said it still hoped to come up with discussions with British Airways, part of the listed aviation group IAG, which also owns Iberia and Vueling, among others.
The pilots demand a salary increase. They also want to make new agreements about profit sharing and payment in shares. The pilots point out that during the financial crisis they agreed to wage cuts to keep society going, but the crisis has long gone.