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Summer flight fears for passengers after workers at Aberdeen Airport vote for strike action

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Workers at Aberdeen Airport have voted for strike action.

Unite the Union today confirmed the strike, after 88% of workers rejected the latest pay offer.

Unite members have now rejected two below inflation wage offers on the back of below inflation increases over the last two previous years.

The prospective action will involve around 170 workers at the airport include security and airfield operations, airside services, firefighters, operations officer and passenger service agent.

A series of 24-hour stoppages will take place on July 20, August 2 and August 16.

Unite regional officer Wullie Wallace said: “Aberdeen International Airport’s latest derisory pay offer has been emphatically rejected by Unite members.

“The workforce for several years now has received below inflation increases and the company’s idea of rewarding their hard working employees is by offering more real terms pay cuts”.

“Aberdeen Airport has been investing heavily into improving the airport facilities and amenities. It’s high time for the company to invest in their employees.

“Unite remain open to further discussions with a view to resolving the dispute”.

Airport bosses have said the impact on flights remains unclear at this stage.

A spokeswoman said: “We have been informed by Unite of their intention to take industrial action on Friday 20th July. This follows the rejection of our proposed pay offer.

“We believe we have made an offer that is entirely fair and reasonable and we are committed to continuing discussions to reach a resolution acceptable to all parties.”

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