Near unanimous ‘YES’ to Airwave pay deal worth 5.3%

Members in Airwave have overwhelmingly accepted a fully consolidated single-year pay deal which delivers across-the-board increases of 5.3% plus a commitment by management to work with the CWU to address a range of employee bugbears.

The company’s ‘full and final’ offer – which had previously been rejected by a 66% of those voting in an earlier ballot in April amid simmering discontent over a number of unrelated workplace issues – sailed through with a 97% ‘YES’ vote in a second ballot which closed last Friday.

That follows the company’s agreement to ongoing talks, which have already got underway, to deal with employee concerns ranging from a lack  of training opportunities to a desire for more flexible working arrangements – including opportunities to work from home where appropriate.

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