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Airport staff plan strikes after rejecting “derisory” pay offer

Tuesday July 10th 2018 at 12:05 PM

Around 170 Aberdeen airport workers are going on strike after Unite union members rejected the latest pay offer.

They’re planning to down tools in 10 days’ time and then two more days next month – on the second and the 16th.

People working in security, airfield and airside operations, passenger services and operations will all stop work, as will airport firefighters.

Unite regional officer Wullie Wallace said: “Aberdeen International Airport’s latest derisory pay offer has been emphatically rejected by Unite members.

“The workforce for several years now has received below inflation increases and the company’s idea of rewarding their hard working employees is by offering more real terms pay cuts.

“Aberdeen Airport has been investing heavily into improving the airport facilities and amenities.

“It’s high time for the company to invest in their employees. Unite remain open to further discussions with a view to resolving the dispute.”

A spokesman for Aberdeen International Airport said: “We have been informed by Unite of their intention to take industrial action on Friday 20th July

“This follows the rejection of our proposed pay offer. We believe we have made an offer that is entirely fair and reasonable and we are committed to continuing discussions to reach a resolution acceptable to all parties.”

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