Strike Action at Scottish Airports

by Traveleads | June 7, 2019 | In The Air Latest News

The owner of Aberdeen and Glasgow airports has reassured passengers that it has “robust contingency plans” in place to ensure the hubs remain operational during a staff strike today and Monday.

Members of the Unite union at both airports are staging a walk-out until 1600 today and from 0400 to 1600 on Monday, 10 June in a dispute over pensions and pay.

Glasgow Airport said queues at security were “longer than normal”.

It tweeted: “We apologise to our customers for the delay at security this morning.

“Following the commencement of industrial action and transition to our contingency in security, we have experienced longer than normal queues.”

Aberdeen Airport said there would be no disruption to passengers.

The strike does not involve check-in staff and baggage handlers.

AGS had earlier said “robust contingency plans” would be put in place to ensure “business as usual” at both airports.

About 400 people are likely to strike in Glasgow alone, but airport bosses have brought in the same number of staff to cover.

About 300 people are expected to be on strike at Aberdeen.

AGS Airports Limited owns Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports.

The strike will end at 16:00.

A further 12-hour strike is planned at both airports on June 10 and a four-hour walkout at Glasgow on 14 June.

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