Virtually a thousand easyJet floor workers and baggage handlers at Gatwick airport employed by DHL have negotiated a pay enhance price on common 7.5 per cent over two years.

The employees may even get a bonus price over £500 a yr and a rise in extra time funds, together with double time for engaged on financial institution holidays.

And, in an extra enhance to staff’ phrases and situations, the corporate’s sick pay coverage has additionally been markedly improved.

The deal signifies that a typical employee could be in line for a rise of over £2,000 within the first yr of the deal together with the bonus, Unite mentioned.

Unite regional officer Jamie Main added: “Baggage handlers and floor workers employed by DHL have negotiated a big enhance in pay properly above the speed of inflation.

“Throughout the pay talks Unite and DHL labored constructively to develop a clear pay technique which is truthful and provides staff the chance to progress.

“Unite’s organising technique has meant that tons of of recent members joined the union which in flip gave Unite extra affect throughout negotiations.

“This above inflation pay deal as soon as once more exhibits that when pay is falling flat throughout the financial system it pays to be in a union.”