Public back BA workers in demand to restore pay to pre-pandemic level
In a poll carried out for Unite the Union, the public show support for the demand of British Airways check-in workers to have their pay restored to the levels it was before the pandemic.
BA check-in staff have said they will they take strike action to have their pay restored to its 2019 level. The airline has restored it for managers and has so far offered a one off payment to check in staff.
73% believe BA should restore the 10% pay cut to check-in staff, with 10% thinking that they should not.
Asked whether the public believe a strike in order to have the 10% pay restored is justified or not, 59% believe a strike is justified, against 22% who believe it isn’t justified.
More than one in five of those polled (22 per cent) say that a strike by BA employees would make them less likely to fly with the airline.
Field work date: 27 June 2022
Sample size: 1072
Online survey of UK residents over the age of 18.