Workers at Aberdeen airport have voted to take strike action over a pay and pension dispute.
More than 88% of Unite members working at the airport, and who took part in the ballot, voted to take the action.
Around 242 workers employed by AGS Airports Limited group, which operates the airport, were balloted, with employees coming from every section of the airport, including security and fire service.
Unite previously said the action would likely place between early May and late July with an overtime ban in force during this period.
Shauna Wright, Unite regional industrial officer, said: “After this resounding result in favour of strike action at Aberdeen Airport, AGS should be left in no doubt about the strength of feeling among Unite members.
“We recognise the movement on pay by AGS but the sticking point remains the attack on our members’ pension scheme.
“Talks through ACAS are ongoing and Unite, once again, encourages the company to use this period constructively to find an agreeable resolution to this dispute.
“But, if the company don’t, then they know that our members are prepared to fight to protect their hard earned pensions through strike action or action short of strike during the busy holiday season.”
A spokesperson for Aberdeen International Airport said: “Clearly we’re disappointed at the result of the ballot, particularly as many staff will have cast their vote based on the initial pay offer of 1.8% which was subsequently increased to 3%.
“This was in line with the demands of the unions. During talks at ACAS, the company also significantly increased its offer of compensation to pension scheme members, however, we remain open to dialogue and talks are set to continue.
“It’s important to note there is no such thing as an ACAS agreement. The trade unions are referring to an agreement made with the company in 2016 and which AGS has honoured in full.
“In the event of industrial action we have robust contingency plans to ensure there would be no disruption for our airlines and passengers.”