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BA pilots vote in favour of strike action

British Airways pilots have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay, threatening a walkout over the key summer holiday period.
The British Airline Pilots' Association (Balpa) said 93% of its members had voted in favour of industrial action.
A strike would be likely to cause severe disruption, as Balpa represents about 90% of the airline's pilots.
BA said it was "very disappointed" with the decision, and is seeking an injunction to halt potential strikes.
The union said it did not yet have any dates for a potential strike, adding it still hoped that the dispute could be resolved.
British Airways said it remained open to working with the union to reach an agreement and continued to "pursue every avenue to find a solution to protect our customers' travel plans and avoid industrial action".
Pilots have rejected a pay increase worth 11.5% over three years, which the airline says is "fair and generous".
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