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BA staff finally settle 18-month pay dispute

THE British Airways cabin crew dispute has finally come to an end after staff accepted a peace deal to end 18 months of conflict.

Unite said its members voted 92pc in favour of an "honourable settlement", with 8pc against in a turnout of 72pc.

Just under 10,000 cabin crew were balloted by Unite. The deal will see travel concessions returned to the BA crew who lost the perk when they went on strike last year. BA will also offer pay increases this year and next, under the agreement.

The dispute first began in October 2009 when British Airways' chief executive, Irishman Willie Walsh (above), cut 1,900 cabin-crew jobs and imposed a two-year pay freeze.