Unions strike deal with Easyjet

Unions representing workers at no-frills airline Easyjet have reached a three-year wage deal for cabin crew.

The Transport and General Workers’ Union and Amicus said the deal will see increases of 4% in the current financial year, 3.25% in 2007 and 3% in 2008.

Cabin crew will also get a bonus equal to two weeks’ pay, depending on performance.

About 2,200 employees will be asked to vote on the deal – the union recommends acceptance.

More than 1,400 employees at Easyjet belong to the Transport and General Workers’ Union (T&G) while Amicus represents about 200 members.

“We are pleased that the company responded to the membership’s rejection of the original offer, and through negotiation we have been able to reach an agreement that we recommend to our members for acceptance,” said Brendan Gold, national secretary for civil aviation at the T&G.

Back in May, the union said it would ballot 1,500 cabin crew workers about whether to strike after the firm’s original offer of 3.5% for this financial year, with a 2% bonus.

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