BA pilots threaten summer strikes – and High Court refuses to stop them

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British Airways has failed to get a High Court to ban its pilots from taking strike action this summer, which means it’s still possible they could walk out over the school holidays.

Pilots have voted overwhelming in favour of talking industrial action after rejecting BA’s offer of a pay rise worth 11.5% over three years.

However, their union BALPA hasn’t yet set any strike dates – and it must give the airline two weeks’ notice.

A High Court has rejected an application by BA for an injunction to stop the strikes, but it is now taking its case to the Court of Appeal.

BALPA said it was delaying setting any strike dates to give BA ‘one last chance to commit to negotiating pilots pay and rewards’ with the conciliation service ACAS later this week.

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