PASSENGERS at Glasgow Airport have been experiencing delays at security as workers stage strike action in a dispute over pay and pensions.

Members of the Unite union walked out at 4am this morning and won't return to work until 4pm this afternoon.

The industrial action follows a breakdown in talks with bosses at AGS Airports.

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Unite said Glasgow Airport had withdrawn from negotiations over its proposal to close its pension scheme to existing members, which the union says broke an existing agreement made in 2016.

A further 12-hour strike is planned at the Paisley-based terminal on Monday, June 10, with a four-hour walkout scheduled for Friday, June 14.

According to AGS Airports, "robust contingency plans" are in place to ensure the airport is fully operational.

However, there have been delays at security, with queues said to be "longer than normal."

The airport tweeted: "We apologise to our customers for the delay at security this morning.

"Following the commencement of industrial action and transition to our contingency in security, we have experienced longer than normal queues."

Those involved in the strike action include security staff, firefighters and airfield support staff.

It is thought around 400 people are on strike at the airport.

Unite regional industrial officer Pat McIlvogue said: "Unless the company get back round the negotiating table, we cannot rule out further dates being added to those already announced in a dispute solely manufactured by AGS management."

A spokesman for AGS added: "We have been in talks since January and, despite attending ACAS, there continues to be no willingness whatsoever on the part of Unite to engage in any constructive dialogue.

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"We made a significant improvement on our initial pay offer, which was increased from 1.8% to 3%, in line with demands.

"This was rejected by Unite without any further consultation with members and the union continues to deny them the right to make a decision on the offer of 3%.

"In regards to our final salary pension scheme, it is simply unaffordable, with the cost to the company due to rise to 24.7% per employee.

"We tabled a generous compensation package for the remaining members, which again was rejected by Unite without first consulting its members.

"As always, we remain open to continuing dialogue with Unite to resolve this dispute."