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British Airways check-in staff dispute suspended after new pay offer

The union representing British Airways check-in workers at Heathrow airport will ballot its members over a new pay offer.

July 7, 2022
By Alan Jones, PA Industrial Correspondent
7 July 2022

An industrial dispute affecting British Airways check-in staff at Heathrow Airport has been suspended after the company made an improved pay offer, unions said.

Extensive negotiations were held on Wednesday and an agreement was reached.

The Unite union said it will now ballot members involved in the dispute on the proposed offer.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: "We welcome that BA has finally listened to the voice of its check-in staff.

"Unite has repeatedly warned that pay disputes at BA were inevitable unless the company took our members' legitimate grievances seriously.

"I pay tribute to, and stand with, our members who have fought hard to protect their pay."

Unite regional officer Russ Ball said: "I want to salute the solidarity and bravery of our members, who, through acting in unity, have ensured that a vastly improved offer has been made."

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