Prospect wins improved pay deal at Birmingham Airport

19 July 2023

Prospect union has won an improved deal for its members in air traffic control at Birmingham Airport after the prospect of industrial action prompted the employer to come back to the negotiating table.

Following an overwhelming vote, Prospect was about to start action short of a strike when the employer, Birmingham Airport Air Traffic Ltd (BAATL), made an improved offer of 10.1% fully consolidated to settle the 1 April pay review.

Prospect balloted its members on the deal and it was overwhelmingly accepted.

Prospect National Secretary Steve Jary said:

“It’s welcome that BAATL has responded positively and come back with an acceptable offer. People’s wages need to be able to keep up with the cost of living and this deal delivers that.

“I want to thank Prospect members for their resolve in backing industrial action which was instrumental in forcing a rethink.”


Prospect has members working in aviation, road, rail and maritime transportation, as well as regulation and research.