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Real wages for BA cabin crew have fallen

by Sadie Robinson
Issue No. 2192

The bosses and right wing rags say BA cabin crew are well paid. They claim workers earn £29,000 a year.

In fact this is an average figure. Three quarters of BA cabin crew earn less than £20,000 a year.

Some have to take second jobs or rely on tax credits to make ends meet.

Figures from the civil aviation authority show that the wages of BA cabin crew have fallen when inflation is taken into account. Every other group of BA workers has seen their pay rise.

Between 2001 and 2008, BA cabin crew saw pay fall.

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Tue 9 Mar 2010, 18:45 GMT
Issue No. 2192
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