Unite union announced Tuesday that it has accepted a pay increase from BAA that will avert strikes at six U.K. airports, including London Heathrow.
In what Unite called a "much improved" offer by BAA, the union representatives stated they will recommend workers take the new deal when it is offered to them via a ballot according to Bloomberg News.
Unite hinted at the possibility of a strike if a new deal had not been provided which offered more than a 1 percent pay increase. The union strongly believed their employees deserved to be paid more after agreeing to a pay freeze last year.
"We are pleased with the outcome," Brendan Gold, Unite's national
secretary for civil aviation, told Bloomberg News. "We dealt with some
of the key issues that we had been looking to discuss with BAA for many