Airport workers accept pay offer

Aberdeen International Airport
Aberdeen International Airport

Workers at Aberdeen International Airport have accepted a three per cent pay 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) as 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 three 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.”