Virgin Atlantic strikes called off

After Richard Branson tell Virgin Atlantic staff that their planned strike over their pay raise of nearly 5% was not enough he told them that they should seek employment elsewhere in order to afford the lifestyle they want.  Well he plain frank tactic worked.

Strikes planned by Virgin Atlantic cabin crew have been called off after a deal was agreed on pay, it has been announced.

Thousands of members of the Unite union were due to stage two 48 hour walkouts from Wednesday and again from January 16 after rejecting a two-year wage deal worth 4.8% in year one and the rate of inflation in year two.

Last ditch talks produced a deal, which Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson described as a “triumph of common-sense.”

The Press Association: Virgin Atlantic strikes called off