Airbus Broughton workers pocket windfall bonus after record profits

Airbus Broughon workers have been awarded a bonus of more than £3,000 after the company posted record profits.

The aerospace giant has been hit hard by the pandemic which has hit its revenue and profits.

Broughton’s total membership fell from around 6,000 to just over 4,000.

But the recovery has gone well, and the company posted strong results last month – even though that was before Russia invaded Ukraine.

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A worker told Business Live it earned them a £3,173 bonus.

This has been confirmed by the company.

An Airbus spokesperson said: “We can confirm that all Airbus Commercial Aircraft employees in Broughton and Filton will receive a bonus of £3,173 under the company’s ‘Success Share’ scheme.

“This follows better-than-expected full-year 2021 financial results that we announced in February.”

The money will be paid out to employees in May.

It comes as Unite members at both sites vote on an 8.1 per cent wage offer over the next two years after initially refusing the first pay deal and threatening to strike.

The group’s adjusted operating profit amounted to 4.86 billion euros against 1.7 billion euros a year earlier. Revenue rose 4% to 52.1 billion euros, mainly reflecting a higher number of commercial aircraft deliveries.

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