BA ground staff at Heathrow suspend strike

Strike suspended as company makes an improved pay offer, say unions

A planned strike by British Airways check-in staff at Heathrow has been suspended after the company made an improved pay offer, according to unions.

Unite say they had reached agreement after “extensive negotiations” on Wednesday 6 July. The strike, planned for the peak travelling period of school summer holidays, is now suspended while the union ballots its members on the deal.

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.”

‘Game changing’ pay deal for Heathrow cabin crew working for CAE Crewing Services

The union secured what it described as a “game changing” deal for cabin crew working for CAE Crewing Services supplying air crew to Scandinavian airline SAS last week.

All workers will receive a phased 18 per cent pay rise beginning with an immediate hike of 11 per cent, followed by four per cent increase in November and three per cent in March 2023. The deal also reverses a 10 per cent pay cut accepted by the workforce during the pandemic.

Long service payments have also been introduced, with staff receiving an extra seven per cent for every two years served, up to eight years’ service. Long service payments will also be backdated.

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