With a turnout of over 85%, 96% of easyJet’s Pilots in the BALPA union voted to go on strike yesterday.
Editor’s remarks: EasyJet is facing tough times at present but times could get harder if its pilot’s successfully go on strike. The vote stems from concerns over increasing fatigue. The result of the ballot seems to be aimed at pushing easyJet into making a better offer as the union stated they would not immediately call a strike even if the vote was for strike action. The move seems to have worked with easyJet submitting new terms immediately after the vote which the union will review today. EasyJet saw is facing slowing growth and meeting pilot concerns could see easyJet’s price fall even further than it has already.
What to watch: EasyJet, Ryanair, Monarch, Vueling