Pilots' union offers managers alternative solutions to job cuts

January 2009
People Management;1/29/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p9
The article focuses on Rising to the Challenge, a toolkit developed by British Airline Pilots' Association (Balpa) to help its members engage sensibly with management over redundancy avoidance packages. Jim McAuslan, general secretary of Balpa, reveals that issues relating to avoiding redundancies had come up in all 25 of the airlines that it represents. He shares that members at Thomson are currently being balloted over a package of measures, including temporary cuts in pay and hours to prevent redundancies.


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