Thousands of GMB members working for Swissport have voted to accept a 10 per cent pay rise.
Airport workers including in cargo, baggage handling and check-in voted by majority of 61 per cent to accept the deal – which is the highest in the company’s history.
Under the deal, workers will also get increased overtime multipliers and other allowances have been increased.
Matt Roberts, GMB National Officer said:
“During the pandemic aviation workers faced bonfire of jobs, pay and terms and conditions - far beyond people in other sectors.
“The public saw the airport chaos resulting from these mistakes as the country came out of the restrictions, but employers had either ditched or broken their loyal staff.
“Bosses in the aviation sector must now continue to rebuild; investing big in our aviation workers.
“By negotiating with GMB to value and retain workers, there is a chance for employers to avoid a repeat of chaos for holidaymakers this summer.”