Glasgow Airport staff accept pay deal with 11% uplift for lowest paid

The deal was backed by 80% of members and will deliver a 7% increase on basic salary rates and allowances. 

Around 100 Unite the Union members at Glasgow Airport accept pay rise worth up to 11% for lowest paid STV News

Staff at Glasgow Airport have accepted a pay rise which would see the lowest paid workers receive an uplift of 11%.

Around 100 workers represented by Unite the Union have secured a pay uplift with Glasgow Airport Limited.

The deal was backed by 80% of members and will deliver a 7% increase on basic salary rates and allowances along with a £1,000 one-off payment.

The lowest paid will see a rise of 11%.

Staff including airport ambassadors, airside support officers, engineers and managers are included in the pay rise.

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%.

“Unite does what it says on the tin: we deliver better pay, terms and conditions for our members across Scottish airports.”

The news comes after hundreds of Glasgow Airport workers secured pay deals with Unite.

This includes a phased increase worth up to 11% 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% on basic pay.

The union remains in ongoing pay disputes with other companies at the airport.

These members undertake roles including cleaning, airport security, airport fire safety, airfield operations officers and engineering technicians with firms OCS, ABM and Falck Fire Services UK.

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% 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.”

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