Glasgow airport

Glasgow Airport strikes suspended as new offer put to workforce

Unite the union has today (3 July) confirmed that a new proposal to resolve the dispute has been tabled by Glasgow Airport, which will be put to the workforce this week.

Unite will now hold a consultative ballot of its membership at Glasgow Airport and agreed to suspend the scheduled days of action on 5 July between 09.30 and 13:30, and on 11 July between 13.30 and 17.30 to allow this to take place.

In the event of the new proposal being rejected then the scheduled dates set for Glasgow Airport remain as follows:

  • 12 July between 05.30 and 09.30
  • 13 July between 07.00 and 11:00
  • 14 July between 16.00 and 20.00
  • 15 July between 05.30 and 09:30

Pat McIlvogue, Unite regional industrial officer, said: “A new offer has been put forward by Glasgow Airport management after a period of lengthy discussions. Unite will now ballot our membership on this latest offer and in a sign of goodwill on our part the strike action on 5 and 11 July has been suspended. We fully appreciate the inconvenience this action has caused the traveling public, but it is our job to robustly challenge the attack on our members’ pension scheme and get the best pay deal possible. It is ultimately up to the membership whether to accept or reject the offer; that’s democracy.”

ENDS

For more information contact Pat McIlvogue on 07918631805.

Notes to editors:

Glasgow Airport posted a £74 million profit after tax in 2017 up from £51 million in 2016.

  • 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.

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