British Airways pilots call off second strikeChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 18, 2019
British Airways pilots have called off a strike planned for September 27 after their union said that action taken earlier this month had "demonstrated the anger and resolve of pilots."
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British Airways was forced to cancel virtually all flights for two days in early September after the union called a strike amid a heated dispute over pay. Nearly 200,000 passengers were due to travel over those two days.
Pilots are unhappy with the airline's offer of an 11.5% salary increase over three years. They want a greater share of the airline's burgeoning profits. British Airways posted an operating profit of nearly £2 billion ($2.5 billion) for 2018, an 11.6% increase over the previous year. ■