Aberdeen Airport strike averted after pay deal

A strike at Aberdeen Airport has been averted after workers accepted a new pay offer.

Aberdeen Airport. Picture: Contributed

Unite confirmed industrial action planned for Friday and two days in August had been cancelled after a 3 per cent pay increase was accepted by 96 per cent of members.

The union had been campaigning for parity with workers at Glasgow International Airport, also owned AGS Airports.

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Regional coordinating officer Tommy Campbell said: “Unite is pleased that the dispute with Aberdeen International Airport has now been resolved with all prospective industrial action now being cancelled.

“The company rightly recognised that our members deserved 3 per cent, which was parity with fellow workers at Glasgow airport, returning to the negotiating table with an offer which is acceptable to Unite members.

“As a result, there will be no needless disruption to the airport’s operations and the wider public.

“It is a credit to our union stewards that Unite members supported their position throughout the process leading to a settlement acceptable to all.”

A statement from Aberdeen International Airport said: “Following further discussions on pay Aberdeen International Airport can confirm that Unite have accepted the final proposal from the company.

“We are in a position to confirm that the industrial action proposed by members of the union has been cancelled as a result, ensuring that there will be no disruption to our business partners and passengers.”

The two parties had been locked in discussions for several days, with a 2.8 per cent pay offer rejected on Tuesday.