Trade union Unite has secured Menzies staff at London Luton Airport in the UK a pay rise worth more than 28%.
The deal was secured during annual pay negotiations and without the need for industrial action. Over 200 workers employed as baggage handlers and check-in staff will receive a pay rise of 20% backdated to October 1, 2022. From February 1, 2023, pay will further increase by 8.5%. Overtime rates will also increase in February, from time and a third to time and a half.
Sharon Graham, general secretary of Unite, said, “This is an excellent deal for our Menzies members at Luton Airport and was possible because they stood together in a union. As this pay deal shows, Unite’s complete focus on defending and improving jobs, pay and conditions is paying dividends for our members.”
Jeff Hodge, regional officer at Unite, added, “This deal is another reminder that workers looking to better their wages and working conditions should become Unite members and get their colleagues to do the same.”