British Airways pilots will strike in September over pay dispute
New York (CNN)British Airways pilots will strike in September for three days over a pay dispute, the first pilot walkout in about four decades.
Their union, the British Airline Pilots Association, on Friday announced the three dates — September 9, 10 and 27 — adding that it had proposed several packages to British Airways that had been rejected.
Last month, pilots voted 93% in favor of striking.
It will be the first time BA pilots have gone on strike since the 1970s. "They do so as a last resort and with enormous frustration at the way the business is now being run," the union said in a statement. It named issues like pay cuts and the loss of annual leave days.
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