BALPA


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BALPA

(ˈbælpə)
n acronym for
(Aeronautics) British Airline Pilots' Association
Translations

BALPA

[ˈbælpə] N ABBR =British Airline Pilots' AssociationSEPLA m
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BALPA has confirmed today's strike will be held over 24 hours, from 00.
BALPA general secretary, Brian Strutton, said: "Tortuous negotiations at ACAS have failed to resolve the pay dispute between Thomas Cook and BALPA pilots.
BALPA also wants a registration system so users can be traced and prosecuted for reckless flying.
He told Shetland News: "We have have responded quickly to BALPA and the pilot representatives with an offer to meet with them at the earliest opportunity to address their issues in detail.
The vote comes after a BALPA survey found that nearly half its members had fallen asleep in the cockpit, with one in three saying that they had woken up to find their co-pilot also asleep.
BALPA has warned the proposed changes would lead to pilots being awake for 22 hours if standby hours are taken into account.
McCall said the airline was talking to BALPA about moving cadet pilots onto permanent contracts.
The company raised their dividend policy from 20 per cent of profits to one third, but pilots' union BALPA said workers had suffered.
BALPA have been careful not to announce when they plan to strike, as to cause as much disruption to Virgin Atlantic as possible.
Following concerns about pay, working practises and staffing issues for pilots at easyJet, the new easyJet chief executive officer Carolyn McCall has written to pilots pledging to work with them and BALPA general secretary Jim McAuslan to repair relationships and to make the airline a good and fair employer with an open honest approach to its staff.
BALPA has filed a formal complaint to the European Ombudsman over the changes being implemented by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The BALPA must give Virgin Atlantic seven days' notice before they can take industrial action.