A “significantly improved” pay deal for workers at Glasgow Airport has been accepted. 

Unite members backed a pay deal for ICTS Search workers on Thursday, June 1.

The workers deal with passengers directly in the security search area and process them for flights.

They also cover mobile patrols, control access posts, screen all deliveries, and deal with emergency services at Glasgow Airport.

Around 250 workers at ICTS Central Search team will now receive a phased increase worth up to 11 per cent.

It will uplift their hourly pay to £12.77 in August compared to last year’s rate of £11.50.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Unite has secured another significant wage deal at Glasgow Airport, which has been emphatically backed by our members.

“Around 250 ICTS Search workers will now have their basic pay increased by up to 11 per cent over the course of this year.

“Unite does what it says on the tin: we deliver better jobs, pay and conditions for our members.”

The wage deal will also see several other improvements to the terms and conditions of Unite members, including no zero-hour contacts and a move to guaranteed hours; the creation of 20 full-time equivalent posts; and significant increases to shift allowances.

Pat Mcllvogue, Unite regional industrial officer, said: “Unite is pleased to secure another good news story for our members at Glasgow Airport.

"The basic pay of ICTS Search workers has increased by over 34 per cent in the space of two years. 

"That’s something our reps can be really proud of delivering.

“It’s important also to say that we achieved this deal successfully through negotiations.

“This deal should resonate around the other companies based at Glasgow Airport who still refuse to pay our members what they deserve and if they do not move then we will have no option but to ballot on industrial action.”

Unite previously announced that on May 9 hundreds of members based at Glasgow Airport could be balloted on strike action.