STAFF at Scotland’s biggest airport could walk out over plans to axe the final salary pension scheme.

Unite the union said it will be consulting with members on the possibility of an industrial action ballot after Glasgow Airport bosses announced a 60-day consultation on the proposal.

The airport is part of AGS Airports Limited group, which also owns Aberdeen and Southampton airports, with all three airports being subject to a 60 day consultation on the proposal.

Unite, whihc represents around 500 workers at Glasgow Airport, said that in July 2016 through an ACAS brokered deal the company stated that it would retain its final salary pension scheme.

Pat McIlvogue, Unite regional industrial officer, said: “Only two years ago, Glasgow Airport agreed to retain its final salary pension scheme and during this period the company’s profits have doubled.

“The move has come completely out the blue with no prior consultation or notification, which has bypassed our collective negotiation framework. Unite will consult our members on the next steps, and this will include the option of industrial action,”

The Evening Times contacted Glasgow Airport for comment.