Unite the union today (July 10) has confirmed that workers at Aberdeen airport have voted for strike action, after 88 per cent of workers rejected the latest pay offer. Unite members have now rejected two below inflation wage offers on the back of below inflation increases over the last two previous years.
The prospective action will involve around 170 workers at the airport include security and airfield operations, airside services, firefighters, operations officer and passenger service agent. A series of 24 hour stoppages will take place on July 20, August 2, and August 16.
“Aberdeen International Airport’s latest derisory pay offer has been emphatically rejected by Unite members,” said Unite regional officer Wullie Wallace. “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,” he added. “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.”
AGS Airports is a partnership between Ferrovial and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), established in 2014, to acquire Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports.