Glasgow Airport workers are in line for pay increase of 11%, Unite the union has confirmed today (12 June).
Around 100 people are set to benefit from the rise after a deal was agreed with Glasgow Airport Limited, according to the aviation trade union.
The new rates, which were backed by 80% of the airport’s union members, will mean employees receive a 7% increase on their basic salaries, along with a one-off payment of £1,000.
The workers set to benefit from the new deal include engineers, airport ambassadors, managers and airside support officers.
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 union body recently announced it has secured wage deals for other Glasgow Airport staff, including 11% increases for around 250 ICTS Central Search workers and Menzies Aviation employees. It is still disputing rises at the airport with companies including ABM, OCS, and Falck Fire Services UK for staff in roles such as cleaning, airport security, airport fire safety, airfield operations officers, and engineering technicians.
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 per cent 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.”