Glasgow Airport strike suspended for talks

2 July 2019, 14:55 | Updated: 2 July 2019, 14:58

Unite members walk out at Glasgow Airport

Planned strike action at Glasgow Airport on Wednesday has been suspended for further talks, airport chiefs said.

Members of Unite union were scheduled to walk out between 8am and 12 noon in a dispute over pay and pensions.

Six further days of action are planned in July, including this Friday.

A Glasgow Airport spokesman said: "Unite has confirmed it has suspended the planned industrial action for Wednesday July 3 in order for further talks to take place.

"Industrial action is still planned for Friday July 5
between 9.30am and 1.30pm during which our robust, compliant and safe contingencies will be in place to ensure passengers continue to be unaffected by the actions of Unite."

Airport management says its offer on pay and pensions includes a pay increase of 3% for 2019 back dated to January and a compensation package of 30% of base plus shift pay for remaining final salary pension members.

But Unite said the offer "doesn't even get close" to matching the pay rises and bonuses received by boardroom members.

Further strikes are planned for July 11-15.