Unite the union can confirm today (Tuesday 12 July) that further discussions took place between AGS and the recognised trade unions at Acas yesterday (Monday 11 July) to consider options for the defined benefit (DB) pension scheme to remain open to future accrual for existing members. As a result of progressive talks a proposed negotiated settlement to the dispute is being actively pursued
through the trade unions’ committees and members to support resolution. This also includes a proposed settlement for the pay arrangements for Glasgow and Southampton airports respectively for 2016.
While further consultation has still to be undertaken AGS and the trade unions the discussion concluded on a ‘very positive’ basis. A further update will be issued in due course.
Unite regional officer Pat McIlvogue said: “Unite from the outset endeavoured to reach a negotiated settlement with AGS over the proposed changes to pensions’ schemes changes.
“We are pleased that we have reached an agreement in principle which safeguards and extends our members’ interests while the company saves up to £3.5 million-a-year. We will now take the offer to our members for consideration.”
For further information please contact Unite regional officer Pat McIlvogue on enquiries for Glasgow airport on 0791 8631805 or Wullie Wallace for Aberdeen airport on 07712444952.
Notes to editors:
Unite Scotland is the country’s biggest and most diverse trade union with 150,000 members across the economy. The union is led in Scotland by Pat Rafferty.