easyJet has written to its 2,000 cabin crew members outlining the
terms of a substantial pay increase that would result in a settlement at
twice the rate of inflation.
The company is suggesting that this reflects the important contribution that cabin crew make to the
success of the airline and delivering the easyJet experience to
90,000 customers every day.
They say the two-year deal proposed is a good one. For the current
financial year to September 2006 it would give a pay rise of 3.5% and an
additional guaranteed bonus of 2%. For the following year it would give
a pay rise of a further 3% and another additional bonus opportunity of
Andy Harrison, easyJet Chief Executive, said:
“We have made a very good offer to our cabin crew reflecting the
importance that we place on their contribution to the continued success
“This increase, which represents more than twice the rate of inflation,
is a particularly good proposal in the context of record oil prices.
With oil prices at these levels, how many airlines are offering their
people a pay rise of twice the rate of inflation?
“We are particularly disappointed that the Transport & General Workers
Union has chosen to stir-up unnecessary and damaging speculation on
industrial action. This can only be detrimental to the interests of
everyone at easyJet, including those represented by the T&G.
“They have not even yet taken the trouble to consult with their members
on this offer.
“People are central to the success of easyJet and we want to work
together with our people and their representatives to build a successful