BALPA is the professional association and registered trade union established to represent the interests of all UK pilots
Matthew Martin
Personal trainer and trainee pilot
One of the problems that many pilots face is long days in a confined space. Various health issues can arise from this inactivity: poor posture, sore back, aching knees and so on. Personal trainer and trainee pilot Matthew Martin gives us his long-haul workout.
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Conor Convey
Senior First Officer and NEC Member
It’s hard to believe less than 100 years ago, women weren’t allowed to become commercial pilots. Although this has long since changed, it seems that women haven’t been quick to take to the skies, with females still only making up 5% of commercial pilots worldwide
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Charlotte Branson
Communications Officer
BALPA Pilots Giving raises money for two melanoma charities, Melanoma UK and Melanoma Focus. With pilots at high risk of developing melanoma we wanted to bring you an update on activity, but also take the chance to remind you that any fundraising you can do for these charities is extremely worthwhile.
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John Moore
Head of Industrial Relations
Legal proceedings often have a habit of taking their time to reach conclusion and the case on Holiday Pay, first raised by BALPA in 2006, has been no different. Since then we have put over £35million back-pay into members’ pockets and improved individual holiday pay entitlement for the future.
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Emma Chisholm
Programme Director
‘Burnout’ is the term used to describe a chronic state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work.
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