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  • 24 Jan 2023

    You want to end your employment.  It should be easy.  You have a job offer that you have accepted, and your resignation letter is ready to go. 

  • 11 Jan 2023

    We start 2023 with uncertainty both nationally and internationally.  Whilst we don’t want to be doom and gloom, the reality for many is that there is a real cost of living crisis with inflation outstripping even meaningful pay increases whichever sector you work in.  Energy cos

  • 09 Nov 2022

    We continue to welcome new members from across the UK aviation industry.  Whilst reasons for joining the IPA vary, increasingly we are hearing of dissatisfaction with current workplace arrangements in relation to terms and conditions of employment, including pay. 

  • 04 May 2022

    As the aviation industry continues its recovery, it remains a very volatile time for our members.  The recent media coverage around delays at certain airports has been unhelpful, with airlines being blamed for matters that are in some cases out of their control.  Whilst it is u

  • 07 Mar 2022

    We are pleased to report that membership of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) continues to grow.  As we (hopefully) now come out of the pandemic, the value of union membership is apparent.  The last two years have been spent working with members and operators to try and avoid the need for

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    12 Jan 2022

    2021 did not end in the way that any of us had hoped, in terms of where we wanted the aviation sector to be, or the ability to freely spend time with family and friends, unincumbered by the guidance to take a lateral flow test before leaving our homes to protect loved ones. 

  • 01 Nov 2021

    As the COP26 summit gets underway in Glasgow, the UK aviation industry continues its struggle to recover.

  • 25 Aug 2021

    After three attempts, I finally had the opportunity to travel through Gatwick Airport this month.  As I was flying within the UK, there was no requirement for PCR testing or passenger locator forms.  The process upon arriving at North terminal to disembarking the aeroplane in S

  • 09 Aug 2021

    Across all business sectors effort has been made to increase female representation in the workforce, and at all levels. In some businesses there has been success in others, including aviation, too little progress has been made.

  • 28 Jun 2021

    We often write about the benefits of IPA membership.  But we are now seeing a trend whereby increasing numbers of pilots are contacting us who are not union members, after the employment issue has arisen.  We cannot represent members who join us with a pre-existing employment iss

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