Deal reached to avoid compulsory UK pilot redundancies at easyJet - union

FILE PHOTO: Staff close the doors of a plane ready for departure, as EasyJet restarts its operations amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Gatwick Airport, in Gatwick, Britain June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - No easyJet EZJ.L pilots will be given compulsory redundancy after agreeing a deal with the airline, the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said on Friday.

In June 727 pilots were at risk of redundancy, but BALPA said that now 60 would leave voluntarily and 1,500 had opted for part-time work.

“EasyJet pilots and management have achieved a breakthrough in negotiations meaning that no pilots will be made compulsorily redundant,” BALPA said in a statement.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by William James