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Airports firefighters to strike

Firefighters are preparing to strike over pay at airports in the Highlands and Islands and Northern Isles.

The Unite union said it had given the Scottish Government-owned Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) notice of industrial on 23 June and 4 July.

Previously, the union called off action planned for 9 June. Unite members have rejected a 2% wage increase backdated to last October.

Strike action will not be staged at Inverness Airport.

However, flights between Inverness and Stornoway, Kirkwall and Sumburgh airports may be disrupted.

HIAL said the strike was not supported by all firefighters.


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