Virgin Atlantic and union Unite have agreed a resolution to the current dispute over the pay of cabin crew.

Unite has now called off the industrial action planned for January 9, 10, 16 and 17. The agreement includes a two-year deal with a 4.8% increase in year one and a guarantee of RPI in year two. The deal also includes a commitment by both parties to review the current consultative structure.

Sir Richard Branson, president of Virgin Atlantic, said: “We are pleased that both sides have managed to avert strike action that was planned for this week and next. The outcome is a triumph of common sense and means that our passengers need not worry about getting to their destinations.

“Our cabin crew are the best flying and continue to provide the ighest standards of customer service. This agreement will enable us
to focus on continuing to offer the best service to our customers.”

Brian Boyd, national officer, Unite, added: “This agreement recognises the important contribution cabin crew make to the business and I am of the firm opinion that we now have the opportunity to ensure an improved relationship with Virgin Atlantic in the future.”