12-Jan-2011 10:30 AM

Unions for American Airlines, BA and Iberia pilots sign agreement

Allied Pilots Association (APA), the British Airways Company Council of the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA-BACC) and Sindicato Español de Pilotos de Lineas Aereas-Iberia (SEPLA-IB) entered (11-Jan-2011) into a mutuality agreement in response to the "significant commercial agreements" among American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. [more]

Unified statement: "Our airlines are faced with a dynamic industry environment. We understand their desire to maximise the potential of their commercial agreements with each other. It's also clear that we must take steps to protect the legitimate career expectations of the pilots we respectively represent ... We recognise the potential threats of outsourcing in the current commercial environment and are committed to working together using all appropriate industrial, legal and other means to resist any attempt to outsource pilot jobs," Union statement, 11-Jan-2011.