Stansted-based Stobart Aviation Services check-in staff receive 10% pay rise


Passenger service staff based at Stansted Airport and employed by Stobart Aviation Services are to receive a 10% pay increase, in an effort to mitigate scheduled strike action.

The pay deal, negotiated by the trade union Unite, will see 43 check-in employees receive a 10% pay rise with immediate effect. The agreement further recognises Unite as employees’ chosen trade union for collective bargaining purposes, to negotiate on pay and conditions.

As a result of the confirmed pay deal, Unite’s members at Stansted Airport, who check passengers in for EasyJet flights, have cancelled planned strike action, which was due to start this morning (Friday 2 August 2019).

Mark Barter, regional officer at Unite, said: “Our members got a 3% pay rise in April [2019] and will now get a further increase, which equates to 10% for the vast majority of our members with immediate effect. This will mean an increase of 13% this year. Fresh pay talks start again in April 2020, so this is only a single year deal.

“We have also gained a full recognition agreement covering both front of house and backroom staff, which means Unite can represent them for trade union collective bargaining purposes.”

Stobart Aviation Services was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.