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Airport strike could hit summer holidays

By Alistair Whitfield

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ABERDEEN Airport may be hit by industrial action and an overtime ban from early May to late July.

The UNITE union has announced it is holding a strike ballot over pay and pension changes.

Aberdeen Airport
Aberdeen Airport

It says the latest 1.8 per cent pay offer represents a real terms pay cut.

Unite regional industrial officer Shauna Wright said: "The derisory pay offer by Aberdeen Airport alongside the proposed closure to the final salary pension scheme is a shameful attack on the workforce.

"Aberdeen Airport are asking our members to take a real terms pay cut, while they through the hard work of the workforce enjoy a near doubling of their profits over the year.

"Unite is balloting our membership on industrial action which, if successful, will take place over the summer period causing widespread disruption. We will support our members every step of the way.” ,

Aberdeen Airport is owned by the AGS Airports Limited group, which also runs Glasgow and Southampton airports.

The strike ballot will open on April 5 and close on April 23.

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