A third of Virgin Pilots are member of the Professional PPU who are looking for recognition as a union, but have been ignore by the airline. PPU will carry out strikes  from 22 to 25 Dec; 30Dec to 02 Jan and 04 to 07Jan. Virgin Atlantic says it doesn’t expect sever disruption to services during these strikes, despite this potentially effecting a third of their pilots? Not sure if that means they are expecting some disruption? However, further four day strikes will be announced in 2019 at short notice, which will have the potential of causing disruption.

GOOD NEWS- Air New Zealand maintenance staff have now lifted the threat of strikes 21-23Dec.