British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew today overwhelmingly voted in favor of approving the pay and benefit deal negotiated between the airline and their trade union.
The flight attendants will see their salaries increase by £1,404 to £2,908 by March 2018 and the profit sharing and travel benefits will not be affected.
Here’s the announcement from the Mixed Fleet Unite:
Cabin crew working for British Airways’ mixed fleet have overwhelmingly voted to accept a pay deal that brings their long running dispute to an end Britain’s largest union, Unite announced today (Tuesday 31 October).
84 per cent backed the deal which was hammered out in talks between British Airways and their union Unite. As a result of the pay deal mixed fleet cabin crew are set to enjoy pay increases of at least £1,404 to £2,908 by March 2018 depending on experience and subject to inflation.
The dispute saw mixed fleet cabin crew operating on long and short haul flights out of Heathrow take 85 days of industrial action earlier in the year. The deal sees travel concessions and entitlements to fully participate in the airline’s 2017 bonus scheme returned to cabin crew who took industrial action, in addition to guarantees that deductions will not be made to any applicable bonuses.
Acceptance of the deal will see settlement in full for Unite’s legal action that it was pursuing on behalf of mixed fleet crew who had been sanctioned for taking industrial action by British Airways.
This pay dispute should have been settled way earlier considering the number of strike periods the Mixed Fleet had and how many times the airline had to bring charter airlines and Qatar Airways to the rescue.
I am glad that British Airways finally made an offer that was acceptable for the flight attendants. Trying to withdraw bonus and travel benefits from those that were striking was pity.