Glasgow Airport industrial action ends as pay offer accepted

9 July 2019, 15:38 | Updated: 9 July 2019, 15:39

Glasgow Airport

An industrial dispute that led to strikes at Glasgow Airport has ended after union members accepted a revised offer.

Members of the Unite union have taken several days of action over the summer in a dispute over pay and pensions.

Six days of action planned for the holiday season in July were suspended to allow for further talks.

The union announced on Tuesday the dispute is now over.

A Unite spokesman said: "Unite can confirm that following a consultative ballot of Unite members at Glasgow Airport its membership have voted to accept the revised offer put to them by management.

"This now ends the dispute at Glasgow Airport."

Airport management said the offer included a pay increase of 3% for 2019, backdated to January, and a guaranteed 3% pay increase or retail price index (RPI) rise, whichever is higher, for 2020.

It also featured a guaranteed bonus payment of £900 and a compensation package of 30% of base plus shift pay for the remaining members of the final salary pension scheme, with a guaranteed minimum payment of £7,000.

A Glasgow Airport spokesman said: "We welcome the outcome of the consultative ballot which has seen staff vote to accept the company's offer and bring the dispute to an end."