British Airways Workers Secure Double-Digit Payrise

British Airways Workers Secure Double-Digit Payrise
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Workers at British Airways have managed to secure a double-digit pay rise as Unite the Union announces the significant pay deal.

The rise that workers of the carrier are expected to get is high and comes with some additional benefits.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The New Deal with British Airways Workers…

British Airways Workers Secure Double-Digit Payrise
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As per the statement from the unions, workers at British Airways will receive a pay increase worth 13.1 percent over an 18-month period.

There will also be a £1,000 one-off payment handed to employees as well, with Unite building into the deal for pay to increase further if inflation remains high.

This agreement also reverses the fire and rehire scheme that the airline intended to do in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to save money moving forward.

As well as the overall pay increase, Unite has also negotiated “milestone reviews” and additional increases for specific groups of workers at the company.


Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said:

“This is a sizable pay increase which has been achieved by the hard work and dedication of the union’s reps and officers, hammered out in detailed negotiations.

“The fact that Unite has reversed the fire and rehire cuts while also securing a large increase in pay underlines how the union’s relentless focus on the jobs, pay, and conditions of members is delivering for workers financially.”

Unite national co-ordinating officer Oliver Richardson said: 

“The British Airways deal is the latest evidence of how Unite is securing significant pay increases for workers throughout the aviation sector, and as the sector recovers, we are also securing improvements for our members’ terms and conditions.”

Overall, this is good news for workers at the airline, as a step in the right direction has been made regarding the carrier’s controversial fire and rehire plans.

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