British Airways’ and the mixed fleet cabin crew have come to an agreement and ended a long-running dispute. 84% of the unite union members voted to accept a pay deal that brought the dispute to an end, the Unite union announced. According to the deal, mixed fleet cabin crew will receive pay rises of at least £1,404 to £2,908 by March 2018 depending on experience and subject to inflation. Acceptance of the deal will also see the full settlement of Unite’s legal action that it was pursuing on behalf of mixed fleet crew as the Airline has given sanction for taking industrial action.
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “A great deal of credit should go to Unite members who were part of 85 days of industrial action earlier this year, and their shop stewards in British Airways’ mixed fleet for their determination and solidarity in securing this settlement. Through thick and thin Unite members stuck together to secure a decent pay rise and a just resolution to this long running dispute.”
He also mentioned that the unite members look forward to cooperate with British Airways and ensure strengthening the Airline to face the challenges particularly in these uncertain times.