Flights at Dundee Airport could be grounded unless a strike by air traffic controllers can be averted.
Controllers working for Highlands and Islands Airports (HIAL), which runs Dundee’s facility, are demanding a 10% pay rise, which they say would bring their pay into line with other air traffic controllers in the UK.
However, HIAL has offered the same 2% rise it gave to all staff. Trade union Prospect said there is near- unanimous support for industrial action. It will meet with HIAL management for further talks.
David Avery, Prospect negotiations officer, said: “HIAL rates of pay have fallen significantly behind the other air traffic providers in the UK.”
A HIAL spokesman said: “Hial made a pay award offer to all staff which was accepted following an overall ballot of trade union members. Prospect ATC members were balloted separately and rejected the settlement.”