'Brilliant result'

Unite secures pay deal for 50 ABM workers at Glasgow Airport

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Unite has secured a pay deal for around 50 cleaners employed by ABM based at Glasgow Airport, the UK’s leading aviation trade union confirmed.

The deal will raise basic pay to £9.90 per hour, an increase of 9 per cent backdated to April 2022 and has been overwhelmingly accepted by Unite members.

The deal means that in recent weeks Unite has secured major wins for around 800 workers at Glasgow Airport.

The ABM cleaners were at the forefront of ensuring that Glasgow Airport was fully compliant with the safety measures and procedures put in place at the beginning and throughout the Covid pandemic.

This latest deal at Glasgow Airport follows a growing list of successes by Unite in the aviation industry with the pay of around 800 workers being boosted in total over the last few months. This includes pay deals at ICTS Central Search and Hold Baggage Screeners (15 and 28.5 per cent increases), OCS Group (10.2 per cent increase), Loganair (11.2 per cent increase), and Menzies Aviation (9.1 per cent increase).

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said, “Unite is delivering pay win after pay win at Glasgow Airport. With this raise for our ABM members, we have secured another vital pay rise during this living costs crisis. It’s another fantastic example of Unite securing better jobs, pay and conditions for our members.”

Pat McIlvogue, Unite regional industrial officer, added, “The pay offer was overwhelmingly accepted by our members at ABM. It’s an important increase in the pay packets of our members each month, helping workers to keep up with the rising cost of living. Over the last few months Unite has secured major wins for around 800 workers at Glasgow Airport, which is a brilliant result for our members.”

By Andrew Brady

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