Virgin Atlantic pilots vote to strike

first_img Share The union says it wants fresh talks with the airlineVirgin Atlantic pilots have voted to go out on strike for their first time in the airline’s history, in a dispute over pay.The Balpa union said 97% of its members voted in favour of industrial action, from a ballot turnout of 94%, a result it said was “overwhelming”.The ballot was called after year-long pay talks with the company broke down.Balpa said it was open for fresh talks with the airline. Virgin Atlantic has yet to comment.‘Hugely disappointed’Jim McAuslan, Balpa general secretary, said the “huge” vote in favour of strike action sent a clear message to Virgin Atlantic’s majority owner, Sir Richard Branson.“Pilots do not want to strike and are hugely disappointed by the company’s approach. There has been no UK pilot strike for 32 years,” he added.“But there comes a time when even moderate people say ‘enough’.”Balpa said that Virgin Altantic’s pilots had not had a pay rise since 2008, and were being offered a below inflation deal for 2011.“We do not want to inconvenience the public and hope that Sir Richard will use some of his undoubted Virgin flair to settle this,” Mr McAuslan said.BBC News Share LifestyleTravel Virgin Atlantic pilots vote to strike by: – June 21, 2011 Sharecenter_img Tweet 46 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Dungloe GAA: Tickets on sale now for presentation night

first_imgB’iad 5, 7, 19 agus 22 a huimhireacha a lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto.  Beidh €1300 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann: Declan Gillespie x 2, Sean McGarvey, Marian Diver andNoel McLaughlin.CLG An Clochan Liath Annual Presentation Night will be held on Saturday the 28th of January at 8pm in the Waterfront Hotel, Dungloe.Tickets are available for Dungloe Post Office and Charlie Bonner’s Shop. The club will host an evening on Saturday the 21st between 7:30 and 9pm in the clubhouse house for ticket sales.Tickets cost €20, for a guaranteed night of fun. The club will be presenting the 2016 Senior Reserve team with their League winners medals and we will also be honouring the clubs U14 team and mentors that won the County Championship 50 years ago (1966). See our facebook and twitter pages for more information. All welcome for a great night!EGM Of CLG An Clochan Liath Monday 23rd January at 8pm. All members are welcome to attend.Dungloe GAA: Tickets on sale now for presentation night was last modified: January 17th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more