Unite the union today (Tuesday 10 July) confirmed that workers at Aberdeen airport have voted for strike action, after 88 per cent of workers rejected the latest pay offer. Unite members have now rejected two below inflation wage offers on the back of below inflation increases over the last two previous years.

The prospective action will involve around 170 workers at the airport include security and airfield operations, airside services, firefighters, operations officers and passenger service agents. A series of 24 hour stoppages will take place on the following days:

  • 20 July 2018
  • 2 August 2018
  • 16 August 2018

Unite regional officer Wullie Wallace said: “Aberdeen International Airport’s latest derisory pay offer has been emphatically rejected by Unite members. The workforce for several years now has received below inflation increases and the company’s idea of rewarding its hard working employees is by offering more real terms pay cuts.

“Aberdeen Airport has been investing heavily into improving the airport facilities and amenities. It’s high time for the company to invest in its employees. Unite remains open to further discussions with a view to resolving the dispute."

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


Notes to editors: 

For more information contact Wullie Wallace on 01224645271 or 07712444952.

  • Unite is Scotland’s biggest union representing over 140,000 workers across the country. The Scottish secretary is Pat Rafferty