Ryanair said the British Air Line Pilots Assn. "temporarily suspended" its campaign to unionize the LCC's pilots "in the face of massive opposition" from the employee group. BALPA initially "threatened" to go to the UK Central Arbitration Committee, which could require a secret ballot among Ryanair's UK pilots, but opted against it because losing the vote would prevent them from trying again for three years, Ryanair Director-Personnel Eddie Wilson said.

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