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  • 25 Jul 2018

    The aviation industry has always seen pilots bonded normally as part of the offer of a job.  Most employers will issue the pilot with a contract of employment, and a separate bond agreement, although we have on occasion seen the detail of the bond included in the contract of em

  • 04 Jul 2018

    The UK’s withdrawal from the EU 

  • 04 Jul 2018

    We pride ourselves on the services that we offer our pilot union members. Our team is knowledgeable in all aspects of your different membership options we offer and will travel the UK (and beyond) to represent your best interests. 

  • 15 Jun 2018

    A number of our members have contacted us about the current easyJet pilot shortage at London Gatwick Airport. 

  • 06 Jun 2018

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force 25th May 2018.  You will undoubtedly have been bombarded with emails and communications from banks, retailers, your childcare provider, your doctor and dentist and pretty much any company or organisation you have given your

  • 21 May 2018

    At the end of last week, representatives from the IPA head office travelled to Scotland to meet members with issues within their employment.  Two further meetings with two different pilot groups are scheduled for the coming weeks.  We react to our members needs.  We are also pro-active in identif

  • 08 May 2018

    The Independent Pilots Association is the only UK based pilot union that is truly independent.  The union was established for the benefit of all pilots across the UK aviation industry, its inception not being driven by the demands of any one particular airline.  We were the first union to be run

  • 19 Mar 2018

    Norwegian Airlines is regarded by those who work there to be a good airline to work for. However, they have found a novel way to avoid UK employment law protections by recruiting their pilots through two different companies.

  • 12 Mar 2018

    We are frequently approached by members who have been wrongly told by colleagues that you must be a member of the ‘Recognised Trade Union’ to be allowed to have a union officer represent them at a grievance, discipline or capability hear

  • 11 Jan 2018

    When our esteemed Chairman, Phill Petit wrote of the Best View in the World it sparked an idea of an article.


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