Aberdeen Airport staff vote to strike in pay dispute
Around 170 staff at the airport intend to strike for three days in July and August.
Staff at Aberdeen International Airport have voted to strike in a dispute over pay.
Members of the Unite union intend to strike on July 20, August 2 and August 16 after 88% rejected a pay offer.
The industrial action will involve around 170 workers at the airport including security staff, firefighters and passenger service agents.
The union says members rejected a below-inflation pay offer, following two years of increases which were below inflation.
'The company's idea of rewarding their hard working employees is by offering more real terms pay cuts.'Wullie Wallace, Unite
Unite regional officer Wullie Wallace said: "Aberdeen International Airport's latest derisory pay offer has been emphatically rejected by Unite members.
"The workforce for several years now has received below inflation increases and the company's idea of rewarding their hard working employees is by offering more real terms pay cuts.
"Aberdeen Airport has been investing heavily into improving the airport facilities and amenities. It's high time for the company to invest in their employees."
Discussion between the union and management are expected to continue.
A spokesman for Aberdeen International Airport said: "We have been informed by Unite of their intention to take industrial action on Friday, July 20.
"This follows the rejection of our proposed pay offer.
"We believe we have made an offer that is entirely fair and reasonable and we are committed to continuing discussions to reach a resolution acceptable to all parties."