FUEL deliveries at Glasgow Airport could be affected this week after workers at a haulage firm are set to walk out over a pay dispute.

Logistic drivers at Turners of Soham, who deliver fuel to major aviation companies, will go on strike tomorrow for eight days until Friday, January 14. The strike could have a 'significant' impact on supplies to major airlines.

Unite the Union says that 100% of their members at the company voted for the action which comes after a "lack of progress" in pay negotiations, claims the union.

Further strike dates are planned for the coming weeks.

Members based at Grangemouth have been offered an 8.7 per cent increase but Unite claim workers at the same company in the North West of England were offered 17.5% in October last year.

Unite General Secretary, Sharon Graham, said: “Unite logistic drivers working for Turners of Soham have unanimously backed taking strike action in this dispute over pay. The logistics sector is suffering from chronic staff shortages and the challenge of retaining workers.

"Therefore, its baffling why this profitable company is not offering our members the fair pay award they deserve. Unite will resolutely support our members taking strike action to defend jobs, pay and conditions, and we urge the company to get back round the negotiating table.”

Unite Regional Officer, Lyn Turner, said: “The strike action by logistic drivers based out of Grangemouth will have a significant impact on fuel supplies for major airlines.

"The pay negotiations have dragged on for months now with Turners of Soham adopting an intransigent attitude towards a key group of workers. The company has an incredibly healthy balance sheet and its Managing Director, Paul Day, has publicly said that drivers need to be ‘valued and appropriately paid’. Yet, it is refusing to award the drivers the pay rise they deserve. The first wave of strike action will end on 14 January with further dates forthcoming if no progress is made.”