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Talks planned after easyJet pilots back industrial action in fatigue row

Published 21/09/2016

Pilots at easyJet have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in a dispute over fatigue
Pilots at easyJet have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in a dispute over fatigue

Pilots at easyJet have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in a dispute over fatigue.

However, their union, Balpa, announced that talks are planned to try to resolve the row.

General Secretary Brian Strutton said 96% of members at the airline voted for some form of industrial action on a turnout of 88%.

"Balpa has now received a last-minute offer from easyJet to resolve the dispute and we will consider this carefully in meetings tomorrow before taking any further decisions.

"For clarity that means there are no plans for pilots taking industrial action in easyJet at this stage. We will issue further information tomorrow," he said.

A company spokesman said: "easyJet is committed to working with Balpa to find a resolution to the issues raised and we hope to reach a mutually agreeable solution.

"easyJet can reassure its passengers that no industrial action is currently planned by its UK pilots."

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