BA strike appeal decision


The Court of Appeal handed down judgment this morning in an urgent appeal brought by British Airways against BALPA, the pilots’ union, in relation to proposed strike action by BA pilots.   BA had argued that an injunction should be granted because BALPA had failed to give sufficient information to BA about the categories of pilots to be balloted, in breach of BALPA’s obligation under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Act) 1992, s226A.   The Court of Appeal dismissed British Airways’ appeal and gave importance guidance on the scope of the s226A obligation.   The approved transcript of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is not yet available.

John Cavanagh QC and Julian Milford appeared for British Airways