LONDON – Pilots flying for Virgin Atlantic will be strike around Christmas time. Only a third of the members of the Professional Pilot’s union (PPU) is planning to strike.
The Professional Pilots Union (PPU) said its members voted by a ratio of more than seven to one in favour of industrial action. The PPU, which represents about a third of Virgin’s pilots, has been involved in a long-running dispute over recognition.
This strike will affect a lot of passengers that planned a trip in this busy time of the year. The airline has done everything to undo the striking but didn’t succeed. “Our advice to anyone planning a trip over the Christmas break is not to panic, but check with Virgin Atlantic before you travel. While we hope Virgin can sort this out, if your journey is affected remember that you do have rights”, the spokesman of Virgin Atlantic said.
If the strikes around Christmas will not help, the pilots have planned their next strike already. The next strike is planned from 30 December until 4 January.