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
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21 May 2018
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.
15 Nov 2017
The Irish Times has reported on the most recent goings on at Ryanair. Key points from this article are claims that a group of pilots have written to Ryanair stating that their pay and conditions fall below ind
13 Nov 2017
A recent case, Kellogg Brown & Root (UK) Ltd v Fitton & another UKEAT/0205/16/BA, highlights that despite the fact that a clause in a contract of employment stating -
19 Oct 2017
Ryanair is making strenuous efforts to recruit pilots even inviting former pilots to return to the workforce.
13 Oct 2017
Some members who were pilots with Monarch have been contacted by legal firms offering to pursue claims on their behalf following the collapse of the company. If you are a member of the IPA
09 Oct 2017
Ryanair's Mr O'Leary has asked his pilots not to allow competitor pilots or their unions "to demean or disparage our collective success". The problems faced by Ryanair have nothing to do with pilots or their union.