BAA Doubled Pay Offer To Avoid Shutdown At 6 Airports

UPDATE: BAA Doubled Pay Offer To Avoid Shutdown At 6 Airports

By Kaveri Niththyananthan

LONDON (Dow Jones)–U.K. airport operator BAA agreed a much better pay deal for staff including security personnel and firemen to avert a strike that threatened to disrupt travel plans for millions over the coming holiday weekend.
The deal, revealed Tuesday, means that the affected staff will now get a 2% increase in basic pay and allowances back-dated to Jan. 1, 2010, according to the Unite labor union that represents the workers. There will also be no changes to sick pay arrangements, which BAA had wanted.
Additionally BAA, which is owned by Spain’s Ferrovial

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