SAS Connect Cabin Crew based at London Heathrow Airport will receive a pay rise equating to approximately £4,000.
The pay rise was allegedly secured by the UK’s leading union, Unite. It affects Cabin Crew working for Scandinavian airline SAS Connect through employer CAE Crewing Services Ltd.
When will Cabin Crew receive pay rise?
The pay rise will be staggered over the next nine months. An immediate increase of 11% will be followed by a further 4% in November and then 3% in March of next year. The salary deal also overthrows the 10% pay cut that SAS Connect staff agreed to during the pandemic.
Loyalty payments will also be doled out to Cabin Crew for long service, with a 7% salary hike for every two years served up to a maximum of eight years. These bonuses will be backdated.
This year, employees will receive a one-off seasonal bonus of £1,200 and will be compensated for overnight shifts.
How much will Cabin Crew get?
In total, Cabin Crew will be £4,019.35 better off, and senior crew will see their wages jump by a whopping £4,789.91.
Sharon Graham, Unite secretary general commented:
“I strongly advise other aviation employers, including British Airways, to take note.
“Without across the board, drastic improvements to the poor wages and working conditions within this sector, the staff shortages driving the chaos at airports will continue.”