Unite the union today (1 March) welcomed a ‘ground-breaking’ deal for ICTS security workers based at Glasgow Airport worth up to 11.4 per cent.

The pay offer has now been accepted by around 50 workers involved in providing security at the Airport. The security agents perform a number of tasks including the x-ray screening of hold baggage, document checks and the upkeep of the baggage system.

The agreement will now see pay rates increase to £9.50 per hour backdated to 1 April 2021, representing a 6.1 per cent increase. Unite further secured an increase in the basic rate of pay to £10 per hour from 1 April 2022, which represents a further 5.3 per cent increase.

There will also be a one-off bonus of £500 paid to all ICTS workers.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “The pay agreement with ICTS at Glasgow Airport is an excellent result for our members and ground-breaking at the airport. The aviation industry has been one of those areas of our economy significantly hit by the Covid pandemic, so this will be a very welcome boost to the pockets of our members.

“This deal is yet another example of Unite delivering for its members as we strive to improve the jobs, terms and conditions of our members based in airports across Scotland.”

Following Unite’s campaign at Glasgow Airport, the pay increases now qualify ICTS as a real Scottish Living Wage employer.

Pat McIlvogue, Unite regional industrial officer, said: “The last two years have been an extremely challenging situation at Glasgow Airport. So, for us to secure this substantial pay deal for our members at ICTS is a sign of returning confidence. It’s an excellent deal because we have delivered another employer based at the Airport paying the real Living Wage, and it helps set the path for security workers based at every Scottish airport.”


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