Thomas Cook and the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) have agreed to enter binding arbitration to end the dispute between the company and its pilots over pay.
As a result, the strike proposed for this Friday (October 6), and the three-day strike from October 12, and four-day strike from October 19, have been called off.
The pilots have already held one 12-hour and one 24-hour strike after nine days of ACAS talks proved fruitless, with both sides locked in stalemate.
The British Airline Pilots’ Association Union General Secretary, Brian Strutton, said: “Our members voted to end this dispute by binding arbitration, which Thomas Cook has now agreed to.
“I am pleased that we have been able to find a peaceful way of resolving the pilots’ pay dispute without further disruption to passengers.”