Published: 10/07/2018 11:11 - Updated: 10/07/2018 11:26

Aberdeen airport workers vote to strike

aberdeen airportABERDEEN airport workers have voted to hold three 24-hour stoppages during the next month in a dispute over pay.

The prospective action on Friday July 20, and two Thursdays –August 2, August 16 will involve around 170 employees, including passenger service staff, security and firefighters.

Unite has confirmed that 88 per cent of its members rejected the latest pay offer.

The union added that it was the second below-inflation wage offer and came on the back of below-inflation increases over the last two previous years.

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

"The company’s idea of rewarding their hard working employees is by offering more real-terms pay cuts.

"Aberdeen Airport has been investing heavily in 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."

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