British Airways (BA) staff have secured a 13.1% wage increase and a one-off payment of £1,000, which will benefit around 24,000 employees.
According to Unite, the pay rise will be awarded to the workforce over an 18-month period from September.
The union said it had also negotiated the potential for further wage increases if high inflation continues, with workers excluding management and pilots benefiting from the new deal.
As well as the salary boost, the increase will be applied to a rate that at least matches their 2020 pay rates to reverse the “fire and rehire” decision by BA during the pandemic which led to many workers experiencing wage cuts.
After balloting British Airways members, the offer was accepted by an overwhelming majority, according to Unite.
General secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is a sizable pay increase which has been achieved by the hard work and dedication of the union’s reps and officers, hammered out in detailed negotiations.
“The fact that Unite has reversed the fire and rehire cuts while also securing a large increase in pay, underlines how the union’s relentless focus on the jobs, pay and conditions of members, is delivering for workers financially.”
The union added that “milestone reviews” had also been negotiated, as well as extra pay rises for specific groups of the company’s workers.
National co-ordinating officer at Unite, Oliver Richardson, said: “The British Airways deal is the latest evidence of how Unite is securing significant pay increases for workers throughout the aviation sector, and as the sector recovers, we are also securing improvements for our members’ terms and conditions.”