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BALPA in talks with BMI

25-Nov-2009 The airline today said it wants to cut 600 jobs - 129 of these pilots in BMI mainline and 49 pilots in BMI Regional.

Commented Jim McAuslan, General Secretary of BALPA: 'We understand the company's situation. They have been hit by the downturn in the economy like other airlines. But we are going to work hard with the company to limit the number of compulsory redundancies. We have done this successfully in other airlines, using a number of imaginative options like early retirements and part time working.'