Cabin crew at Thomas Cook Airlines to get pay increase

Cabin crew at Thomas Cook Airlines to get pay increase

Over 2,000 cabin crew at Thomas Cook Airlines will get an inflation linked 3.6 per cent pay increase from this April, following a two year pay deal negotiated by Unite.

The deal is equivalent to an extra £600 a year for a typical crew member.

The two-year agreement also increases cabin crew allowances, which make up a significant proportion of their overall take-home pay.

The first year of the deal delivered an annual increase of 3.2 per cent, or around £500 a year in basic pay for a typical crew member earning £16,107, back dated to April 2017.

Crew will now get another pay increase in April 2018 in line with the February 2018 retail price index, raising a typical workers’ pay from £16,107 to £17,222 over the course of the two-year deal.

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Unite regional officer, Mike Gaskell, said: “This pay deal is a real boost for Thomas Cook cabin crew. 

“It helps the crew keep up with the cost of living and recognises the hard work cabin crew do, day in, day out.

“At a time when workers’ pay is being squeezed, it pays to have a union in your corner.”

Unite members work on flights to major tourist destinations from ten airports across the UK with its main hub based at Manchester airport.