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Possible Strike Action At Airports Over Festive Period

 Eleven airports across the HIAL (Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd) Group may be hit by strike action across the festive period: Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Inverness, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick.

Airport workers who are members of the trade union Unite voted 73.5% in favour of taking strike action and by 92.8% in favour of taking action short of striking.

Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary, said:

 “Airport workers across Highland and Island communities simply can’t afford to live on their current wages. To then present them with what amounts to a significant pay cut at a time of rocketing living costs leaves them with no other course of action but to take a stand.

“The Scottish Government and HIAL have to act to deliver on pay or face a rural workforce crisis.Unite’s members working across these eleven airports have emphatically backed industrial action and they will have their union’s full supportin their fight for better jobs, pay and conditions.”