Easyjet strike threat averted

3 Aug 2015 by BusinessTraveller

Easyjet’s UK cabin crew have voted in favour of a combined pay proposal put forward by the low-cost carrier, removing the threat of industrial action over the summer period.

The Unite union had announced plans to ballot members on possible strike action last month (see news July 6 on our sister website, but a recommendation to vote in favour of Easyjet’s combined pay proposal means the threat of disruption has now been averted.

The proposal included a recent two-year pay award of 4.1 per cent for cabin crew and 5.1 per cent for cabin managers (backdated to January 2015), as well as an increase in the holiday pay allowance for all cabin crew.

In a statement Easyjet said that it “values the contribution its cabin crew make and is pleased to have reached a positive conclusion so that its crew can continue to provide the excellent, friendly service our passengers expect and they can have complete reassurance that their travel plans will not be disrupted this summer”.

Mark Caswell

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