Menzies Aviation ground services staff at Glasgow Airport accept pay deal

Menzies Aviation Glasgow Airport More than 200 workers employed by Menzies Aviation at Glasgow Airport have accepted a one-year pay deal, which will increase pay packages by 6.8%.

The ground services crew, who are members of trade union Unite, include dispatchers, allocators, airside agents and controllers.

They overwhelmingly voted to accept the offer, which will be backdated to January this year. Basic pay is up by 6% and follows a rise on last year’s deal, which had increased basic pay by up to 11% when inflation had peaked.

Other enhancements to the pay include a rise in the overtime rate to two times the basic hourly pay, up from time and a half, and the introduction of an unsociable hours supplement of 50 pence per hour for all hours worked between 11pm and 6am.

Furthermore, eligibility to the sick pay scheme has been enhanced to a maximum of six weeks full pay followed thereafter by six weeks half pay. Employees had previously only been eligible for the scheme after six months in their roles.

Sharon Graham, general secretary at Unite, said: “Unite has secured a wage deal which yet again significantly boosts the working environment of Menzies Aviation workers. Unite does what it says on the tin: we deliver better jobs, pay and conditions for aviation workers not only at Glasgow Airport but across every airport in Scotland.”

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Pat McIlvogue, industrial officer at Unite, added: “Unite delivers time after time for our Menzies Aviation members. The latest wage deal enhances basic pay along with shift and overtime rates. There is also improved access to the sick pay scheme. It’s worthwhile noting that this deal was achieved through negotiation. Other employers based at Glasgow Airport and across Scottish airports should pay attention because the Menzies Aviation deal shows everyone can win from doing things the right way.”

Menzies Aviation was contacted for comment prior to publication.