Strike action at Glasgow Airport has been suspended for four hours today to allow talks between chiefs and union staff.

And more have been planned for this week over a final salary pension scheme.

However staff plans to down tools this week have been put on hold as Unite the union members meet with bosses between 8am and 12pm today.

A Glasgow Airport spokesman said: “Unite has confirmed it has suspended the planned industrial action for Wednesday, July 3 in order for further talks to take place.

“Industrial action is still planned for Friday, July 5 between 9.30am and 1.30pm during which our robust, compliant and safe contingencies will be in place to ensure passengers continue to be unaffected by the actions of Unite.”

Glasgow Airport has offered a pay increase of three per cent for 2019 as well as a guaranteed bonus payment of £600.

A compo package of 30 per cent of base plus shift pay for the remaining salary pension members is also on the table.

Previously, an original deal was rejected following a membership ballot.

Pat McIlvogue, Unite regional industrial officer, said at the time: “Unite members took a democratic decision to overwhelmingly reject the latest pay and pension offer by Glasgow Airport.

"The reality is that minimal progress has been made following our discussions with airport management. This is why our members have voted to continue with the dispute.

“Unite fully appreciates the inconvenience this action is causing the travelling public. But, we hope the public understand the bigger issue here is the attack on our members’ deferred pay through the closure of their pension scheme, and a pay offer which doesn’t even get close to matching the pay rises and the bonuses the boardroom receives."