A strike by Glasgow airport workers today (Wednesday) has been suspended to allow more talks to take place.

But further proposed industrial action on Friday between 9.30am and 1.30pm is still due to go ahead.

At the same time, strikes at Aberdeen airport have been called off after 60% of Unite union members accepted a new company offer to end a dispute over pay and pensions.

The cancelled Glasgow airport walkout was one of seven strike dates planned for this month, with others still scheduled for July 11-15.

Glasgow airport spokesman said “robust, compliant and safe contingencies will be in place to ensure passengers continue to be unaffected by the actions of Unite”.

Airport bosses and union leaders have resumed talks after strike action planned for Sunday was also put on hold.

Staff including security officers, fire safety workers, airfield operations officers and engineering technicians staged a walk-out on June 7 which led to security and flight delays.

Airport management say its latest offer includes a 3% pay increase for 2019, backdated to January, with the same percentage guaranteed for 2020 – and an immediate £600 bonus for workers.

But Unite said the offer “doesn’t even get close” to matching the pay rises and bonuses received by boardroom members.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen airport managing director Steve Szalay said: “We welcome the outcome of the ballot which has seen staff vote to accept the company’s offer.

“Together with our staff we now look forward to continuing to focus on delivering for our passengers.”

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