Unite the union today (Wednesday 18 July) has confirmed workers at Aberdeen airport have accepted a three per cent pay deal following a new offer by company management. The union and Aberdeen International Airport have been locked in talks for several days at the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) and a 2.8 per cent pay offer was rejected yesterday.

Unite had been demanding parity with fellow workers at Glasgow International Airport who received a three per cent pay award. 96 per cent of all Unite members accepted the new offer and all prospective industrial action will now be cancelled.

Unite 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.”

Aberdeen International Airport is owned by AGS Airports which is a partnership between Ferrovial and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), established in 2014, to acquire Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports.


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For more information contact Tommy Campbell on 07810157920.

  • Unite Scotland is the country’s biggest and most diverse trade union with around 150,000 members. The union is led in Scotland by Pat Rafferty.