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Walk-outs suspended

Union halts airport strikes to consider new pay offer

Glasgow AirportTrade union Unite has suspended planned strike action at Glasgow Airport after a new proposal to resolve the dispute was abled by management.

Unite will now hold a consultative ballot of its membership at the Airport and agreed to suspend the scheduled days of action on 5 July between 9.30am and 13:30pm, and 11 July between 13.30pm and 17.30pm to allow this to take place.

In the event of the new proposal being rejected then the scheduled dates set for Glasgow Airport remain as follows:

12 July between 5.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m.
13 July between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
14 July between 16.00 p.m. and 20.00 p.m.
15 July between 5.30 a.m. and 09:30 a.m.

Pat McIlvogue, Unite regional industrial officer, said: “A new offer has been put forward by Glasgow Airport management after a period of lengthy discussions. Unite will now ballot our membership on this latest offer and in a sign of goodwill on our part the strike action on 5 and 11 July has been suspended.

We fully appreciate the inconvenience this action has caused the traveling public but it is our job to robustly challenge the attack on our members’ pension scheme and get the best pay deal possible. It is ultimately up to the membership whether to accept or reject the offer that’s democracy.”

The union yesterday called off strikes at Aberdeen Airport after an improved offer. The two airports are managed by the same company.

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