British Airways pilots will vote on strike action in a dispute over their status in the airline's new OpenSkies subsidiary, British Air Line Pilots Assn. confirmed. BALPA represents nearly all BA's 3,200 pilots and said the decision to ballot was taken after weeks of "abortive" negotiations with the airline. "This is not about money and it is not about safety," General Secretary Jim McAuslan said. "We have been prepared to accept that a new service will need lower costs to build business and ...

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