Menzies Aviation workers at risk of redundancy at Glasgow Airport

Unite the union has today (5 March) warned that up to a third of Menzies Aviation workers based at Glasgow Airport are at risk of redundancy following the airline Flybe falling into administration.

Up to 100 workers are in danger of being affected in the coming hours the trade union has been informed. Unite has written to the transport minister, Michael Matheson MSP, requesting an urgent meeting in order to coordinate a response to the crisis facing the aviation industry. The union is stating that there is a Public Service Obligation to the Scottish people and the wider economy through maintaining Flybe’s routes to the rest of the United Kingdom and the world.

Pat McIlvogue, Unite regional industrial officer, said: “Unite has been informed that up to a third of workers at Menzies Aviation based in Glasgow Airport are at risk from redundancy following the collapse of Flybe. We are calling on the company to refrain from confirming any redundancies to allow for discussions to take place between the Scottish Government, trade unions and the industry. We have written to the transport minister, Michael Matheson, requesting an urgent meeting to coordinate a response to these worrying developments facing the aviation industry in order to safeguard hundreds of Scottish jobs.”

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