Virgin Atlantic strike averted
Millions of travelers collectively can breathe a sigh of relief as a possible Virgin Atlantic pilots strike has been averted.
BALPA, the British Airline Pilots’ Association, released the following statement Wednesday: “BALPA is pleased to reassure families and the travelling public that it has resolved its dispute with Virgin Atlantic.”
Under the agreement, pilots will receive their minimum 120 days off a year, which is equal to an office worker’s weekends and holidays. Pilots union added that they will not be seeking compensation.
BALPA general secretary Jim McAuslan added, “This was never a matter of money; it was always one of lifestyle.”
Virgin Atlantic Airways, a Sir Richard Branson owned airline, is headquartered in London, England and offers flights between the United Kingdom, North America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia.
Source: Wall Street Journal