Aberdeen airport workers have voted to continue strike action this week after rejecting a fresh pay offer.
The latest walkout by Unite union members is now due go ahead tomorrow and Friday between 6am and 10am.
The dispute between AGS Airports and the union is over pay and pensions and caused two 12-hour stoppages on June 7 and 10.
The latest pay offer was rejected by 62.8%, and by 71.5% to reject the pension proposal and to continue with the dispute. The ballot turnout was 96%.
Airport managing director Steve Szalay said: “It’s extremely disappointing this has been rejected and our focus will now be on ensuring passengers will not be impacted by the upcoming industrial action which Unite has scheduled to target the busy summer getaway.”
Unite regional industrial officer Shauna Wright said: “Unite took the latest pay offer back to our membership at Aberdeen airport to let them decide on the course of action. It was vital that our members had the opportunity to consider and respond to Aberdeen airport and the AGS Group. The message our members have sent could not be any clearer or any louder.
“Let’s hope this second strong mandate shows Aberdeen Airport’s management that they need to come back around the table with an offer Unite can support so that we can find a remedy to this dispute.
“Unite’s members have democratically voted to continue strike action and this action will continue unless they receive a significantly better offer.
“We will wait to hear from airport management on whether they wish to get back round the negotiating table or whether they are more interested in needlessly escalating this dispute.”
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