Results of BAA strike ballot will be out shortly.

Airport news for Flights,Glasgow on 12/08/2010.

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More than 6,000 staff working for the British Airport Authority (BAA) are voting on a possible strike at six UK airports. The result of the strike ballot is due out this afternoon. If members of the Unite union decide to go ahead with industrial action, strikes could be called soon enough to hit the August Bank Holiday.

The misery is set to continue for European aviation later this month unless a quick resolution is found to the latest contract disagreement to hit British air travel. BAA has offered to boost pay by one per cent, an increase BAA says is ‘reasonable’. The Unite union has called the offer ‘paltry’ and has asked 6,185 Unite members to vote on whether to strike over the issue.

BAA says any such industrial action would force it to close six UK airports on strike days. BAA staff involved in the dispute include security guards, fire fighters and engineers, all of whom are considered essential for safe operations. If the Unite members do vote in favour of industrial action, strike days will likely see the closure of Heathrow, Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports.

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