Published on : Saturday, September 21, 2019
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) has called off five days of industrial action at Ryanair as the union is in dispute about a wide range of concerns like pensions, loss of licence insurance and maternity benefits.
In a fair, transparent and consistent structure pilots employed by Ryanair in the UK want to harmonise the pay across the UK.
Further the strikes called for 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29 September have now been called off.
According to a Balpa spokesperson instead of engaging in negotiations Ryanair has reverted to type, electing to punish pilots by withdrawing their travel benefits.
The pilot representatives took the decision to allow a breathing space in the hope that constructive negotiations could get underway even though there was a strong turnout for strike action and high level of commitment among pilots.
Earlier Balpa is known to call off a strike by British Airways pilots on Friday 27 September.