EasyJet cabin crew set for 20% pay rise

Cabin crew at EasyJet will see a 20% rise in basic pay as part of an 18-month deal secured following negotiations with the Unite union.

The agreement will also see crew take home an extra three per cent on variable pay.

The complex payment structure of cabin crew means salaries change depending on routes and base location. 

Variable pay refers to a flight payment that individuals receive per journey. The further the flight, the more money cabin crew receive. 

Cabin managers and probationary cabin managers will receive a one off payment of £2,000 in addition to the permanent increase in pay, according to Unite. Cabin crew flight attendants will get £1,500.

In addition to an increase in wages, Unite said it achieved policy changes at EasyJet.

The budget airline will now pay £15 to all cabin crew on board when a service is disrupted by more than an hour as part of policy changes agreed during the “extensive talks”. That payment will double if a delay exceeds 120 minutes, 

Unite regional officer Lindsey Olliver said: “Through the union’s collective strength and solid negotiations, we have achieved a significant pay increase for our members.

“Cabin crew are an integral part of EasyJet’s operations, and this deal recognises their value.”

General secretary Sharon Graham said: “Unite is steadfast in its mission to secure better pay, jobs and conditions and It it is excellent that our hard working members at EasyJet receive a historic pay increase.”

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