UK - The three BA trustees who quit their roles over the move to CPI indexation have pledged to fight their corner until the remaining board members relent.
Speaking during a video interview former member-nominated trustee Mike Post said: "I do not do lost causes. This is perfectly winnable."
Retired captain Cliff Pocock also revealed the trio had secured a meeting with a government minister over the contentious issue. He said the campaign was also looking to engage with other schemes in a similar position as well as pensioner member groups to keep up pressure on BA.
The video also revealed thousands of members are set to attend a scheme members meeting in July. The trustee board has been tasked with finding a suitable venue to accommodate the 2,000 estimated people who want to attend.
Pocock said: "In my view, members have developed ,over the years, an overwhelming expectation of RPI pension increases. We need to remember there have been thousands of individual decisions made on this basis, whether that be commutation, early retirement, transferring out.
"APS is a very well funded scheme. Both the funding plan and valuation were based on assumption RPI would continue to be paid.
"In addition to the funding plan the trustees having place two substantial contingent assets, which would become payable should BA be unable to fulfil its obligations.
"It is very much in the interest of the trustees that BA remains a strong and growing company. Indeed it is a strong company. It is part of a strong group. It declared until June last year it was will to pay RPI.
"We have secured a meeting with an appointment with a government minister to discuss the issues we face. We are also looking to engage with other schemes in a similar position."
During the interview, Post said: "In view of the fact that only a year ago our funding plan was agreed with BA so that we paid RPI, and we knew that BA was able to afford to pay RPI, I was absolutely astonished that the trustees did not vote to pay RPI.
"Our duty as trustees is to act in the best financial interest of our beneficiaries. The fact that the board voted not to do so led directly to my resignation."
He added well over half of APS pensions in payment are less than £10,000 a year and the former trustees were leading the charge for all APS beneficiaries.
"Since I resigned from the board about six weeks ago, I have received numerous letters from widows who when their husbands died received letters from BA pensions telling them their pension increases would be RPI and now this is not the case.
"We are going to win, we want people to attend the members meeting, to write to their MPs. It is by the pressure of the people in APS we will win."
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