BRITISH AIRWAYS MEMBERS of the Unite union voted by 92 per cent in June to accept a deal putting an end to the long-running row over pay and working conditions. Unite called the deal an "honourable agreement, which will see staff travel concessions returned to the BA crew who had the facility removed when they took strike action in 2010.
It also includes agreements on safeguarding routes and working arrangements as BA introduces a new team of crew, and a deal on pay. The postal ballot saw 92 per cent vote to accept the new deal, with a turnout of 72 per cent.
Len McCluskey, Unite's general secretary, said: "In these difficult times it takes courage to stand up for what you believe in, and thousands of crew did so. Their strength and sacrifice is to be admired and I hope it sends a message to employers everywhere that working with your workforce is the only way to secure productive change.