Hundreds of Virgin Atlantic pilots threatened to strike Dec. 22-25, with further stoppages planned, to protest the airline’s refusal to recognize the union representing them. Members of the Professional Pilots Union (PPU), representing more than a third of Virgin’s roughly 1,000-pilot force, have been seeking recognition by the UK long-haul specialist for two years. “Virgin Atlantic has consistently refused to recognize the PPU, insisting on a one-union arrangement for ...

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