“We do not wish to inconvenience our customers which is why we have tried to resolve this matter through negotiation starting last November – it is BA who has regrettably chosen to drag this out into the summer months”, according to this official announcement which was released by the union which represents the pilots of British Airways. “BA’s attempt to injunct this industrial action in the High Court tomorrow [Tuesday 23rd July] means that any further negotiations are on hold while we prepare to defend our right to take this action.”
Management at British Airways reportedly offered the pilots a pay increase of 11.5 percent over three years.
Although the industrial action is thought to possibly begin in the middle of August, no specific dates have been chosen as of yet as to exactly when the potential industrial action will occur. “We remain hopeful that this dispute can be resolved before strike action, but we remain committed to action if necessary.”