British Airways chief hints at less than 1% pay increase for cabin crew

British Airways’ chief executive, Willie Walsh, has hinted that its cabin crew could be in line for a pay award of less than 1%.
The current two-year deal for the 14,000-strong crew ends this month, although negotiations have not yet begun with Unite, the trade union that represents the majority of the firm’s cabin crew.
Walsh said pay awards at the airline have typically reflected the retail prices index (RPI) or something very close to it. Speaking on an inaugural BA flight to Hyderabad, Walsh added pay awards would be based on the RPI at the close of December, which stood at 0.9%.
BA has already cut 480 senior manager roles through voluntary redundancy and is pursuing a cost cuts across the airline.