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  • 15 Dec 2020

    The IPA does not usually comment on articles in the media.  However, the BBC has today published an aviation article that is misleading from start to finish ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55313504) .

  • 01 Dec 2020

    Pilots across the UK aviation industry recognise the importance of Union membership and continue to join the IPA.  With over 20 years' experience representing members irrespective of their employer, the IPA will represent your best interests in the event of an employment issue.

  • 06 Nov 2020

    The Government’s announcement of an extension to the Furlough scheme is welcome news for everyone employed in the aviation sector but the impact of COVID, its lockdowns and travel restrictions is so great that the sector remains in a perilous state.

  • 04 Nov 2020

    Whilst the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and its reinstatement that will mirror the position in August is to be welcomed, specific help for the aviation sector remains absent from any discussions.  The Jet Zero Council has a focus on green air travel, but t

  • 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


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