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Unite in fight to save 84 airport security jobs

Glasgow Airport

More cutbacks in the aviation sector

Trade union Unite will oppose compulsory redundancies after ICTS Security announced 84 job cuts at Glasgow Airport.

The union, which said the cuts represent 40% of the ICTS workforce, has called for extra government support for the aviation sector.

Last year Unite was in dispute with Glasgow Airport in response to the proposal to transfer 250 workers to ICTS (UK) ,which operates airport security functions, and Falck which performs fire safety functions under amended TUPE regulations. The workforce transferred to ICTS Security on December 17.

Unite has an ongoing campaign to “Save Scotland’s Airports” following a Fraser of Allander report conducted on behalf of Unite, which estimated 2,330 direct and indirect job losses in civil aviation.

Glasgow Airport has redundancy consultations ongoing affecting around 800 workers at Swissport, Menzies, Loganair, OCS, ICTS Security and North Air.

Pat McIlvogue, Unite regional industrial officer, described the latest cutback as “another devastating blow to the nation’s civil aviation industry.”

The threat to jobs at the airport follows an announcement that up to 150 engineering workers in South Queensferry could be made redundant.

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