By Marcus Leach
Cabin crew staff working for British Airways look set to resolve their long-running dispute with the airline after backing a settlement agreement.
Unite, one of the country's leading unions, revealed that their members voted 92% in favour of the proposed deal.
The initial agreement had beeb agreed on between BA and Unite back in May, pending a staff vote, which has now ensured the agreement will go ahead.
The ongoing dispute, that last almost two years and saw a total of twenty-two days of strikes, mainly centred around pay and various perks.
As part of the agreement BA have restored travel concessions to all those involved in the industrial action, which had previously been withdrawn, as well as a two-year pay deal worth 7.5%.
Of that 7.5% staff will see a 4% rise this year, with a further 3.5% rise linked to productivity changes.
"Unite always firmly believed that this dispute would be solved, not through conflict but through negotiation," Len McCluskey, Unite's general secretary, said.
"Thankfully we have reached an honourable agreement with BA.
"The overwhelming acceptance of this deal by cabin crew means that both parties can now move forward together on securing a bright future for the airline."
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