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Thomas Cook pilots to strike on Saturday

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Pilots working for the travel group Thomas Cook will stage a strike on Saturday as part of a dispute over pay.Their trade union, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa), confirmed the strike after five days of talks failed to resolve the dispute.A strike on 8 September was the first by pilots at the company since 1974.Further walkouts, on 29 September as well as 6 October, are also in the pipeline.The next strike will last for 24 hours.The dispute is over a 1.5% pay offer which Balpa has said is unreasonable and amounts to a real-term pay cut.The union says it wants a rise in line with inflation – currently running at 2.9% on a CPI basis – and better travel facilities.
Source: BBC