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Published on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

BA strike threat removed

British Airways' mixed fleet cabin crew have voted to accept a pay deal that brings their long running dispute with the airline to an end.

Their union Unite said 84% of crew had backed the deal, which will give them pay rises of at least £1,404 to £2,908 by March 2018, depending on their experience and subject to inflation.

The dispute led to 85 days of industrial action by BA's Heathrow-based mixed fleet crew earlier in the year.

As part of the deal, cabin crew who had their travel perks removed for taking part in industrial action will see their concessions and entitlement to fully participate in BA's 2017 bonus scheme reinstated.

The airline has also pledged not to make any deductions from any applicable bonuses.

Unite said the deal acted as settlement in full for the legal action it was pursuing on behalf of the mixed fleet crew who had been sanctioned for taking industrial action by British Airways.

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: "A great deal of credit should go to Unite members and their shop stewards in British Airways' mixed fleet for their determination and solidarity in securing this settlement.

"Through thick and thin Unite members stuck together to secure a decent pay rise and a just resolution to this long running dispute.

"Not only does this pay deal start to seriously address long standing concerns on low pay in British Airways' mixed fleet, but it also shows that it pays to be a member of a union and of Unite.

"Unite looks forward to continuing to work with British Airways in representing our members and ensuring the airline goes from strength to strength in these uncertain times."

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