BA cabin crew vote to accept pay and pension deal

BA%20logoBritish Airways (BA) cabin crew have voted in favour of a deal on pay and pensions.

The terms, which a 76% majority voted to accept, include an 18.75% rise in their pensionable pay figure; an above inflation 4.6% pay increase from 1 February in the first year of a two-year pay deal; new pay rates to bridge the gap between the two-tier pre and post-1997 grades; a new joint approach to the sickness absence policy which unions had previously labelled as ‘heavy-handed’; 900 hours maximum flying time per year and agreements between the BA chief executive and senior representative from the†British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association (Bassa), a branch of the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G), to meet on a quarterly basis.

The deal was negotiated at the end of January between representatives of Bassa, T&G general secretary, Tony Woodley and BA chief executive Willie Walsh.