British Airways Takes Tough Line With Unions Amid Brexit Uncertainty

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A British Airways aircraft taxis at the runway at London’s Heathrow Airport. The carrier is refusing to offer pilots and other staff a new three-year salary package, citing an uncertain post-Brexit outlook. Matthew Lloyd / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Britain’s flagship carrier is refusing to offer its staff a standard three-year accord. It’s proposing only a one-year deal due to uncertainty about Brexit. While unions dislike the move, British Airways does need to manage the risks of the UK’s planned exit from the European Union in March.

— Sean O’Neill

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