Unite secures Glasgow Airport pay deal piling pressure on remaining companies
- Monday 12 June 2023
Lowest paid workers set for up to 11% pay uplift
Unite the union has secured a pay deal with Glasgow Airport Limited, the UK’s leading aviation trade union confirmed today (12 June).
Around 100 workers backed the pay deal by 80 per cent which will deliver a 7 per cent increase on basic salary rates and allowances along with a £1,000 one-off payment.
The workers to benefit from the pay deal negotiated by Unite include airport ambassadors, airside support officers, engineers and managers. Glasgow Airport is part of AGS Airports Limited group, which also owns Aberdeen and Southampton airports.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Unite has secured yet another good deal for our members based at Glasgow Airport. This deal will significantly improve the pay of around 100 members and for the lowest paid it will uplift their pay by 11 per cent. Unite does what it says on the tin: we deliver better pay, terms and conditions for our members across Scottish airports.”
Unite recently announced hundreds of members based at Glasgow Airport have secured pay deals. This includes a phased increase worth up to 11 per cent for around 250 workers at ICTS Central Search, and ground services crew employed by Menzies Aviation accepted a one-year pay deal worth up to 11 per cent on basic pay.
Following the Glasgow Airport Limited pay deal, the remaining companies where Unite remains in a pay dispute at the airport are: OCS, ABM and Falck Fire Services UK. Unite members across these companies undertake various roles including cleaning, airport security, airport fire safety, airfield operations officers, and engineering technicians.
Pat McIlvogue, Unite industrial officer, added: “The deal for Glasgow Airport workers will really help our members make ends meet during this cost of living crisis. It’s a deal that is the equivalent of a pay rise of up to 11 per cent due to the £1,000 cash payment. It should also serve as an example to all the other companies who refuse to make a fair pay offer to their workforce that there is another way of doing business. But if they want to escalate these pay disputes then our members are fully prepared to fight for what they deserve.”