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09 Jul 2019

BY James Chapple

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Glasgow airport strikes called off after staff agree new pensions deal

Staff at Glasgow airport have called off next week’s proposed strike action after voting to accept a new pension deal.

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Glasgow airport strikes called off after staff agree new pensions deal

Workers had initially threatened to hold two four-hour walkouts on 5 July and 11 July and a further four four-hour strikes over 12-15 July in the event of the airport’s new proposal being rejected.


However, the airport tabled a new deal last week, which was put out to a consultative ballot, with staff voting to accept the new terms.


Glasgow airport issued a statement on Tuesday (9 July) confirming the dispute had been put to rest.


“We are pleased to confirm the industrial dispute at Glasgow airport has now ended after staff voted to accept the company’s offer,” the statement read.


“This means there will be no further strike action.”


Prior to the ballot returning a favourable vote, Unite union regional industrial officer Pat McIlvogue said the new offer from the airport came after “a period of lengthy discussions”, adding Unite recognised the inconvenience the strike had caused the travelling public.


“It is our job to robustly challenge the attack on our members’ pension scheme and get the best pay deal possible,” said McIlvogue.

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