Cabin crew at budget airline Easyjet are to vote on industrial action in a long-running dispute over pay, the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) has said.
More than 1,500 cabin crew and ground staff will be balloted on action. If they vote for action, it would be likely to begin in mid-June.
“We have been negotiating with Easyjet about our claim for a two-year pay deal since last October,” said T&G negotiator John Street. “We have shown a readiness to be flexible in our demands, but the company is now indicating that it is no longer interested in negotiating.
However, Easyjet said it had gone direct to about 2,000 cabin crew with a two-year pay offer and accused the union of stirring up speculation about industrial action.
“We are particularly disappointed that the T&G has chosen to stir-up unnecessary and damaging speculation on industrial action,” chief executive Andy Harrison said in a statement.