A long running dispute between management and staff at Dundee Airport has been resolved.
Firefighters, air traffic control and fuelling staff had threatened to go on strike over complaints that they were paid up to £10,000 less than other workers employed by Highlands and Islands Airports.
It is understood that a settlement has been agreed that will harmonise the terms and conditions of Prospect union members at the airport with the rest of the group.
Dundee City West MSP Joe FitzPatrick welcomed the news that industrial action would be avoided.
He said: “I am delighted to hear that this long-running issue now appears to have been settled with an agreement. I am also pleased that the terms and conditions of staff at Dundee will be harmonised with HIAL staff elsewhere, which is something that will be widely welcomed.
"More particularly, I am glad that the threat of industrial action at Dundee airport appears to have been averted as this would have had an adverse effect on the city."
The dispute had centred on the 2011 plan to freeze pay for most staff, with a £250 rise for those earning less than £21,000, in line with other public sector organisations across the UK.
Members of the Prospect union at Dundee Airport were incensed because the deal contained no measures to harmonise their pay with colleagues doing equivalent jobs within the group, who are paid up to £10,000 more.
They had planned a one-day strike which would have closed Dundee Airport.
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