PILOT STRIKE HOLS CHAOS
HUNDREDS of holidaymakers suffered travel chaos yesterday as Thomas Cook pilots staged a 24-hour strike in a dispute over pay.
The walk-out by British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) members went ahead after talks failed to resolve the row. Thomas Cook said all flights would go ahead, although some were delayed by up to four-and-a-half hours. Planes were being crewed by nonstriking pilots and management.
Balpa has announced two more strikes for this Friday and on October 6. HUNDREDS of thousands of people have signed a petition urging Transport for London to reverse its decision to strip Uber of its licence in the city.
Save Your Uber in London was set up after it was announced the firm would not have its licence renewed when it expires on Saturday.
The petition had nearly 600,000 signatures last night, just one day after being launched.
TfL said Uber was “not fit” to operate in the capital and took the decision on the grounds of “public safety and security implications”.