Strike action by over 150 Birmingham airport security officers and terminal technicians has been cancelled after they accepted an improved pay deal. 

The one year pay deal will see the workers’ pay increase by 13.25 per cent, made up of a 10.5 per cent consolidated rise and 2.75 per cent non-consolidated.

The deal will also see two new Unite workplace reps, a wider collective bargaining agreement and increased union organising access across the airport. 

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Unite’s Birmingham airport workers secured this deal because they stood strong in their union. Once again, Unite’s absolute concentration on delivering improvements to jobs, pay and conditions has paid off for our members.” 

The workers are directly employed by Birmingham Airport Limited (BAL). 

Unite regional officer Sulinder Singh said: “Our Birmingham Airport members’ patience and professionalism during this dispute was exemplary. As this result shows, the best thing to do to achieve better wages and working conditions is join Unite.”  


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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.