Aberdeen airport pension dispute concludes

Unite union members employed at Aberdeen Airport have voted to accept the latest pension offer from AGS Airports Limited, ending the dispute and any further strike action.

Unite confirmed that 60 per cent of its members employed at Aberdeen Airport voted to accept the offer, with a 98 per cent turnout.

The dispute centred on the airport’s owners, AGS, decision to close the defined benefit pension scheme and a disagreement over pay.

AGS’s decision to close the scheme reportedly went against an agreement with the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) to keep the scheme open to existing members.

In April, Unite members at Aberdeen Airport supported strike action by 88.3 per cent, with 79.5 per cent turnout, over AGS’s decisions.

Aberdeen workers walked out on 27 and 28 June, following initial strikes at both airports on 7 and 10 June, with the scheme is due to shut on 14 April.

Unite has been contacted by Pensions Age for comment.

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