Industrial Action still on the cards at Aberdeen Airport

unite the unionMembers of Unite the union have rejected the latest 2.8% offer and will be taking 24 hour industrial action at Aberdeen Airport on

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It  will involve around 170 workers at the airport including workers in security and airfield operations, airside services, firefighters, operations officers and passenger service agents.

A series of 24 hour stoppages will now take place after Unite members voted for strike action earlier this month with 88% of workers rejecting a previous pay offer. The union is demanding a parity pay award of 3% with fellow workers at Glasgow International Airport.

Unite regional coordinating officer Tommy Campbell said:

“The latest pitiful effort by Aberdeen International Airport to end this dispute has been overwhelmingly rejected by Unite members.

“The management seem more intent on causing widespread disruption to their operations – and the public – on the basis of not being prepared to give our members the same pay award as the workforce at Glasgow International Airport, which is owned by the same parent company.

“The workers and the public at large will be baffled as to why airport management are refusing to pay an extra 0.2 % to end this dispute today and in doing so will cause more financial harm and damage to their reputation.

“Unite remain open to further discussions with a view to resolving the dispute if the company start to behave responsibly, if they do not, then our members will have no option but to proceed with industrial action.”

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