UK court blocks British Airways from stopping strike action

British Airways

A court in the United Kingdom has stopped British Airways from stopping a pilot strike action.

A statement made available by the pilot union BALPA, cited the court ruling.

Spokesperson of the union, Brian Strutton said:

“The Court of Appeal has today rightly dismissed BA’s attempt to injunct this industrial action on a technicality,” said general secretary of the pilots’

“BALPA wants to resolve this matter through negotiation and so we are not announcing strike dates. Instead, we have called on BA to hold further talks at (conciliation service) ACAS and they have agreed to meet at ACAS today and for the rest of this week for one last try to resolve this dispute by negotiation,” he said in a statement.

British Airways said that: “disappointed that the pilots’ union, BALPA, has chosen to threaten the holidays of thousands of our customers this summer with unprecedented strike action.”

It said in a statement that its proposed pay deal of 11.5 percent over three years was fair but “we continue to pursue every avenue to find a solution to avoid industrial action and protect our customers’ travel plans.”

British Airways is owned by IAG.