British Air Line Pilots Assn. will take its dispute with British Airways over the new OpenSkies subsidiary to mediation, scheduled to begin this week. The union last week voted 86% in support of a work stoppage (ATWOnline, Feb. 22). "BALPA will not squander the resolve of its BA pilot membership but wants to make every effort to find a negotiated settlement," it said. "Should conciliation not progress in a timely and positive fashion, BALPA will be able to serve notice of action."

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