Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) workers have overwhelmingly vote for industrial action over a dispute in pay.
This is the first-time members of the Prospect union have voted for industrial action, the timings and nature of the strikes will be decided in due course.
Mike Clancy, general secretary of Prospect, said, “More than a decade of real terms pay cuts have left our members at the CAA with no choice but to take industrial action.
“During the initial stages of the pandemic they did their part by taking a pay cut to enable their employer to continue to function.
“This show of goodwill has not been returned and inadequate pay levels are having a serious impact on recruitment and retention at the CAA.
“The employer can still avert this industrial action by coming back to the table with a meaningful offer that addresses the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.
“If they do not do so, then the CAA’s status as a world-class aviation regulator is at risk.”