Airport strike action called off

STRIKE action at Aberdeen Airport has been averted after workers accepted a three per cent pay deal.

Around 170 Unite members had voted voted for 24-hour strike action at Aberdeen International Airport on 20 July, 2 August and 16 August in a dispute over pay.

But Unite confirmed on Wednesday that all industrial action had been called off after satisfactory talks.

The union’s regional coordinating officer Tommy Campbell said: “The company rightly recognised that our members deserved three per cent, which was parity with fellow workers at Glasgow Airport, returning to the negotiating table with an offer which is acceptable to Unite members.”

News of the proposed strike action had prompted Shetland MSP Tavish Scott to ask Unite to consider providing the minimum staffing cover to allow isles NHS patients to fly to and from Aberdeen during the industrial action for appointments.