BA cabin crew vote for agreement

British Airways cabin crew have voted by 3-1 to accept a deal on pay, pensions and other employment issues to finally resolve a dispute which threatened to spark industrial action earlier this year.

British Airways cabin crew have voted by 3-1 to accept a deal on pay, pensions and other employment issues to finally resolve a dispute which threatened to spark industrial action earlier this year.

The Transport and General Workers Union said the vote means 11,000 cabin crew have endorsed an agreement worth 18.75% in pensionable pay and accepted changes to help deal with the £2.1bn (€2.1bn) deficit in the airline’s pension scheme.

Deputy general secretary Jack Dromey said: “This is a good result for our members, BA and the travelling public.

“The new era of respect for cabin crew is established and we welcome the direct involvement cabin crew representatives will now have with BA chief executive Willie Walsh.”

Cabin crew voted for strike action by an overwhelming 96% earlier this year over a number of issues from pay and pensions, sickness absence policy and crewing levels.

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