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  • 20 Oct 2020

    There is no getting away from the fact that coronavirus has had a devastating impact on economies globally.  Easing restrictions has resulted in many industries opening again subject to being ‘covid safe’, but the aviation industry continues to suffer. 

  • 29 Sep 2020

    There are two recurring themes in our conversations with members at the moment.  The first, unsurprisingly, is the newly announced Job Support Scheme (JSS) from the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak.  A cursory glance at the Gov.UK website this morning brings up a four-page document, and only three of thos

  • 23 Sep 2020

    As we head out of the summer months, it is an opportunity to reflect on the last 6 months of what has been the most challenging year so far that many of us have ever experienced. 

  • 14 Sep 2020

    In the current climate, some employees are exploring the option of taking voluntary redundancy (VR).  If an employee is successful in an application for VR they will be expected to sign a settlement agreement, waiving their rights to bring a claim in an employment tribunal or court of law in rela

  • 09 Sep 2020

    Over the last 6 months, the union has worked tirelessly on behalf of members who have faced, and continue to face unprecedented challenges in their aviation careers.  It is impossible not to have a certain degree of understanding and sympathy for employers in any industry, but

  • 05 Aug 2020

    New legislation came into effect on 31 July 2020.  The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/814 addresses the amount of pay a furloughed employee should receive if made redundant having been furloughed.  A furloughed employee’s ‘week’s pa

  • 17 Jun 2020

    The Transport Select Committee has published a report condemning the actions of a certain UK operator as a result of the COVID19 pandemic and challenges the Government decision that from 8th June 2020 all passengers arriving in the UK must quarantine for 14 days (wit

  • 28 May 2020

    Yesterday the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson faced questions from the Commons Liaison Committee regarding the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).  There was particular reference to the aviation sector which is facing massive job losses and the failure of specific operators to use

  • 06 May 2020

    IPA membership figures are at the highest they have been in the last 8 years.  During the COVID19 pandemic we continue to see a steady increase across all UK operators as the benefit of receiving union services from a truly independent trade union become apparent. 

  • 13 Mar 2020

    The collapse of Flybe and the outbreak of COVID19 are a huge blow to the aviation industry (amongst many others).  Both events will be of concern to our members, some of whom we are now representing in claims against their former employer, Flybe. 


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