Jetstar employee dispute ends as staff accept pay deal

Groundstaff at Jetstar have accepted a new pay deal ending a year long dispute that saw planes grounded this month.

The agreement, which covers more than 300 ground crew across six airports, includes a 12 per cent pay rise over four years and improvements to rostering and allowances.

Earlier this month, Jetstar workers took industrial action resulting in 48 flights across the country being grounded.

But the Transport Workers Union previously said its low-paid workers were blackmailed into voting for the enterprise bargaining agreement or not receive rate increases owed from March last year.

Jetstar maintained that backpay to when the previous agreement expired in March last year was not a right but a negotiated benefit.