United Kingdom - Glasgow airport strike suspended - June 1, 2019

Union members of Unite voted in favour of industrial action at Glasgow airport with an overwhelmingly majority of 95% in support as negotiations over the airport’s plan to close the defined benefits pension scheme and a pay rise proved unfruitful. Whilst the airport made more than 74 million pounds in profit last year it only offered its employees a pay rise of 1.8% which effectively means a real terms pay cut. Under the threat of strike actions negotiations reopened with a new offer of 3% pay rise now on the table. In a joint statement both parties declared that strike actions are suspended for now. A deal on the pension scheme is however still not in sight.

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