Speaking in relation to the current wage negotiations and the impending industrial action at the site, Tony Brady Unite Regional Co-ordinating Officer commented:

“The world class workforce at Airbus Broughton expect and deserve a fair pay increase. Any pay award must reflect the current rate of inflation and the impending cost of living crisis. Airbus can afford to offer its workers a decent pay rise. It has enjoyed healthy financial results for 2021 and passed its delivery targets. The fact that the company wants to recruit 600 additional agency workers also points to the fact that the order book is in good health.

"Our members at Airbus have always been open to change and innovation. Their hard work has driven the business forward through the pandemic and it is important that this is recognised through a fair and equitable pay award.”