Rytis Beresnevicius

BALPA and easyJet shake hands to avoid 727 pilot layoffs

British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) agreed to concessions to save over 700 easyJet pilot jobs, the union announced on Friday. The deal was concluded after a huge community effort, according to the union....


Valius Venckunas

Deal over British Airways pay cuts awaits pilots’ approval

After nearly three months of negotiations, British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has reached a deal with British Airways (BA) that will keep over 1,200 pilots from losing their jobs but require 4,300 to accept pay cuts....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Ryanair and pilot union BALPA agree to cut wages but save jobs

While in the past union relationships with Ryanair were tense, the pilot union BALPA shook hands with Ryanair to preserve jobs in the United Kingdom....


Clement Charpentreau

easyJet to cut 4500 jobs and reduce fleet

The British low-cost carrier easyJet announced it would cut a third of its workforce, or nearly 4,500 jobs, and shrink its fleet in order to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. It plans to resume flights from June 15, 2020....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Ryanair tells pilots to transfer, take unpaid leave or lose jobs

A week later after BALPA's Ryanair pilots decided not to strike, Ryanair has informed the pilots that potential job cuts are coming:...


Clement Charpentreau

Thomas Cook goes bankrupt, 600,000 people stranded

British tour operator Thomas Cook declared bankruptcy after negotiations with creditors and Chinese shareholder Fosun failed. The company will go into "liquidation with immediate effect", leaving more than 600,000 customers stranded....


AeroTime Team

BA cancels “nearly” 100% flights due to pilots strike

British Airways states they had to cancel nearly 100% of their flights on September 9, 2019, as British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has begun two day strike over pay. ...


Jason Shaw

UK-based Ryanair pilots vote for strike action

The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has confirmed two dates for strike action by UK-based pilots of the budget carrier Ryanair in their latest fight over pay and conditions.The first walk-o...


Ruta Burbaite

British Airways loses 2nd legal challenge to block pilot’s strike

British Airways (BA) legal attempts to halt its pilots’ industrial action have now been defeated twice in court. The UK’s flagship carrier recently lost appeal against the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA), whose members have voted strongly in favor of an industrial action. The airline had taken the union to court in an attempt to block pilots’ planned strike threatening the busy summer period....


AeroTime Team

Ryanair hopeful, BALPA not so much…

Ryanair on October 19, 2018, announced that it has signed an agreement with the Portuguese pilot union SPAC, which will provide for seniority and base transfer agreements, to cover all of Ryanair’s directly employed pilots in Portugal. Negotiations with SPAC on a full CLA under Portuguese Law with local contracts will now commence before the end of October....