Monday, 20 June 2011

Virgin Atlantic pilots to strike for first time in airline's history

The first strike in Virgin Atlantic's history looks likely to take place at the end of June or start of July as the airlines pilots continue their dispute over pay.

The potential disruption is most likely to affect transatlantic routes if the 750 pilots cannot reach a deal over pay. Virgin Atlantic have offered the airlines pilots a 4% pay rise on the back of three years of pay freezes.

Jim McAuslan the General Secretary of The British Airline Pilots Association said pilots had not had a pay increase since 2008, in the belief that they were helping out the airline during tough times and would be rewarded later. This, he said, had not proved to be the case.

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