FLYBE TOLD PILOTS COMPULSORY REDUNDANCIES MAY BE NEEDED: BALPA

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NEWS from BALPA
British Airline Pilots' Association
THURSDAY 25 APRIL 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
FLYBE MUST TAKE UP BALPA OFFER AND AVOID REDUNDANCIES 
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has today appealed to Flybe to 
take up its serious suggestions to avoid compulsory redundancies as it seeks to 
secure its future. 
Jim McAuslan, BALPA General Secretary, has said, ‘We are disappointed that 
pilots are currently being telephoned by Flybe management and told they are 
facing a serious risk of compulsory redundancy, and this even before the end of 
the consultation process. 
‘Clearly, Flybe has a very serious economic challenge. We understand that and 
are prepared to help. Indeed, Flybe pilots from across the company have voted 
to accept sacrifices in order to help deal with any cost problems.
‘But the company must do everything it can to avoid compulsory redundancies.  
We have made a number of suggestions as to how Flybe might do that and reduce 
costs at the same time, but disappointingly the company has not taken these up. 
‘We believe there is no current plan to close whole bases, but this is of 
little comfort to individual pilots who are looking redundancy in the face.  
Indeed, this situation is understandably creating a good deal of concern 
amongst pilots. 
‘I am today calling on Flybe to take up our cost-saving suggestions and avoid 
making its pilots compulsorily redundant.  This is something we think can be 
avoided and we are ready 24/7 to meet to help do that.’ 
Further info/interviews call Richard Toomer 07889 087 943 or email 
richardtoomer@balpa.org 
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