The industrial dispute affecting BA check-in staff at Heathrow airport has been suspended after the company made a vastly improved pay offer.

Extensive negotiations were held on Wednesday 6 July and an agreement was reached. Unite, the UK’s leading union, will now ballot members involved in the dispute on the proposed offer.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “We welcome that BA has finally listened to the voice of its check-in staff. Unite has repeatedly warned that pay disputes at BA were inevitable unless the company took our members’ legitimate grievances seriously. I pay tribute to, and stand with, our members who have fought hard to protect their pay.”

Unite regional officer Russ Ball said: “I want to salute the solidarity and bravery of our members, who, through acting in unity, have ensured that a vastly improved offer has been made.

“I am proud to be associated with our check-in members at British Airways.”


Notes to editors:

British Airways facing summer turmoil as check in staff vote overwhelmingly for strikes over pay

British Airways’ passengers warned of major delays as workers ballot for pay strikes 

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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.