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EasyJet pilots' strike threat ends as deal reached over fatigue concerns

Published 01/11/2016

Balpa said its members voted by 68% to 32% to accept easyJet's offer
Balpa said its members voted by 68% to 32% to accept easyJet's offer

The threat of strikes by easyJet pilots over concerns about fatigue has ended after they accepted new proposals from the airline, a union has said.

The British Airline Pilots' Association (Balpa) said its members voted by 68% to 32% to accept the Luton-based carrier's offer.

In September, a majority voted in favour of industrial action, but talks were held to resolve the row.

Balpa general secretary Brian Strutton said: " This is a positive outcome for Balpa and easyJet and the fact we have managed to reach a deal that satisfies most of our members is testament to Balpa's ethos of professional engagement.

"Balpa will now be working closely with easyJet to ensure this agreement delivers real improvements to pilots' lifestyles."

An easyJet spokeswoman said: " EasyJet is pleased to confirm that its pilots have voted in favour of the recent proposal.

"Our pilots are integral to the airline's success and we look forward to working closely with them and their union Balpa to deliver the proposal."

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