Delta Airlines boosts employee pay by 5%

Addressing the industry wide shortage of workers amid robust air travel demand


Delta Airlines Inc announced on Tuesday a 5 per cent pay increase for its employees worldwide, in response to the shortage of workers in the airline industry. The raise includes a 5 per cent base pay increase for all ground and flight attendant employees, regardless of their pay scale, and a 5 per cent merit pool for eligible employees worldwide. The pay hike will be effective from April 1 and aims to attract and retain workers amidst a robust demand for air travel.

The move follows the carrier’s recent efforts to retain its workforce, including a 34 per cent cumulative pay increase for its pilots over three years, as well as contracts and agreements with its employees. The pay hike is applicable to all employees worldwide, with exceptions for those covered by industry or government requirements, or collective bargaining agreements.

In a memo to employees, Delta’s CEO Ed Bastian emphasized the importance of investing in the company’s workforce and ensuring their compensation reflects the airline’s success. This pay increase is a testament to Delta’s commitment to its employees and the airline industry, as it looks to navigate the challenges posed by the ongoing workforce shortage.

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