British airways pilots tend to be to vote at the conclusion of the month on a package of pay slices and voluntary redundancies after months of tough speaks on the airlines threat to fire and rehire a huge number of staff.

Balpa, the pilots union, has recommended that pilots accept the proposals including voluntary working, an initial 20 % pay cut in addition to creation of a standby share of 300 pilots on reduced pay who will come back to flying whenever aviation recovers from serious downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The union stated the contract decreased the sheer number of compulsory job slices from 1,255, off a total pilots staff of 4,300, to 270. you will have no fire and rehire, the union said.

Brian strutton, balpa general assistant, said it absolutely was hugely unsatisfactory that british airways had not accepted most of its proposals to get rid of compulsory job losings.

Thus there will be some compulsory redundancies among the pilot neighborhood which is a question of huge regret, he said. given bas intransigence we now have come up with a package we are able to to truly save as numerous jobs as you are able to.

Overseas airlines group, mother or father of british airways, welcomed the announcement of a consultative ballot regarding agreement.

British airways final month announced intends to cut 12,000 tasks across the company.