Unite the union has reacted to the proposal by ICTS Security at Aberdeen Airport to cut its workforce by up to 34 jobs out of 95 by pledging to do ‘everything possible’ to stave off compulsory redundancies.

Unite has an ongoing campaign to "Save Scotland’s Airports" following a Fraser of Allander report conducted on behalf of Unite, which estimated 2,330 direct and indirect job losses in civil aviation with an overall economic loss of around £140m to the Scottish economy after accounting for knock-on effects. Companies and airlines operating in and from Aberdeen Airport have various redundancy consultations underway which Unite is directly involved in threatening more than 100 jobs.

Shauna Wright, Unite regional industrial officer, said: “The proposal by ICTS Security to cut its workforce by up to 34 jobs at Aberdeen Airport is another devastating blow to the nation’s civil aviation industry. Unite is working hard to bring forward proposals which will mitigate any compulsory redundancies and we are doing everything possible. But the reality is we need government support to achieve this. We are faced with more than 100 jobs being lost at Aberdeen Airport, and thousands more across Scotland, which is why we need targeted support or as we have repeatedly stated Scotland’s civil aviation industry is on the brink of collapse.”

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