Strike on hold as Humberside Airport staff consider new pay offer, says UNISON

Workers at Humberside Airport are to be consulted over a new pay offer, says their union UNISON today (Monday).

Last month employees at the airport including firefighters, cleaners and security staff took a day of strike action in an attempt to win an improved wage deal.

Following talks involving airport managers and the union arranged through arbitration service Acas, a new pay offer has been put forward, says UNISON.

If accepted by the airport workers, the offer would mean a pay rise of almost £1,900.

UNISON will now put that offer to staff to consider. That means a 72-hour strike planned for this week has been suspended. 

UNISON Yorkshire and Humberside regional organiser Michael Parkinson said: “Staff have made their feelings clear, and it seems that their bosses are listening. 

“It’s great that the airport’s senior managers and the union have shown that they want to resolve the dispute, and as a result a new and improved offer has been put forward. Meetings such as this also demonstrate the important work Acas can do in bringing opposing sides together for constructive talks.

“The offer will now be put to staff with a recommendation it is accepted.

“Hopefully this positive turn of events can be the start of a productive working relationship between UNISON and Humberside Airport.”

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