Workers at Glasgow Airport are to be balloted on strike action in a row over pay, a trade union has confirmed today.

If the ballot is successful, it could see employees of OCS Group UK Limited taking part in a walkout during the busy summer period.

Unite said around 70 of its members previously rejected an offer by 96 per cent, which would take basic pay to £10.90 per hour.

The trade union said the OCS Group has to date refused to table an improved offer to the workforce.

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Sharon Graham, general secretary of Unite, said: "Unite's members provide specialist services which are absolutely vital if some passengers are to pass through the airport safely. 

"We cannot accept continued poverty pay and our members are rightly angry. Unite will always stand up for our members fighting for better pay, terms and conditions."

OCS Group workers aid passengers with reduced mobility issues including assisting with wheelchairs and ambilift vehicles for travellers at airports. 

The company recorded a profit after tax for the period ending December 31, 2021, of £19.6m.

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The ballot will open on June 6 and close on June 20. If the ballot is successful, then this could see Unite members beginning strike action in early July.

Pat McIlvogue, industrial officer at Unite, said: "The OCS Group are treating their workforce with contempt. There has been no improvement to an original offer that would lift the basic hourly wage to £10.90. 

"It's a shameful way to treat these workers which is why we will now ballot our members on industrial action. If the ballot is successful then strike action is on the cards during a busy summer period."

We previously reported how Unite recently secured a wage deal for around 250 ICTS Search workers which would lift basic pay by up to 11 per cent over the course of 2023.

OCS Group UK Limited has been contacted for comment.