The revised pay deal that 2,000 easyJet cabin crew, members of Unite, the country’s largest union, accepted today (Monday 3 August) is also a wake-up call for the company’s bosses regarding future pay talks.
The UK cabin crew voted to accept the combined pay proposal, which included the recent two year pay award of 4.1 per cent for cabin crew and 5.1 per cent for cabin managers backdated to January 2015, and an increase in the holiday pay allowance for all cabin crew.
Unite recommended the deal to its members and the vote in favour means there is no longer any threat of industrial action to summer holiday flights.
Unite members voted by 52 per cent to 48 per cent to accept the improved offer.
Unite regional officer Kevin Hall said: “While we are pleased that the dispute is settled and there will be no disruption for those jetting away on their summer holidays, this dispute is a wake-up call to the management.
“The company needs to start smelling the coffee about the pay and conditions of its staff that emerged during this dispute when it comes to future pay claims. This highly profitable company got away with a settlement by the skin of its teeth.”
Unite cabin crew operate from 11 UK bases: Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Southend and Stansted.
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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.