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Now Virgin Atlantic pilots 'threaten Christmas strike chaos for thousands of passengers' as row over pay and benefits escalates Pilots represented by Professional Pilots Union (PPU) are in dispute with Virgin Follows similar action last year that was stopped when strike was ruled unlawful Pilots claim their expenses and benefits have been slashed by airline bosses

By Joe Middleton For Mailonline

Published: 01:32 BST, 2 October 2019 | Updated: 01:44 BST, 2 October 2019

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Virgin Atlantic could face a pilots strike over the busy Christmas period in a row over pay and benefits - causing chaos for thousands of passengers.

Pilots represented by the Professional Pilots Union (PPU) are in dispute with the airline, owned by Sir Richard Branson, and sent postal votes to members yesterday, as reported by The Sun.

It follows a similar action at the same time last year that was stopped after a judge ruled the proposed strike action was unlawful and granted the airline an injunction.

Virgin pilots, who earn around £150,000 a year, are unhappy with their expenses and

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