Guernsey

Guernsey Airport's firefighters reject pay offer

Guernsey Airport's firefighters have formally registered a dispute over the latest pay offer from the States.

Public sector workers have been offered no wage increase, which has led 200 manual workers to go to a tribunal seeking a 3% cost of living pay rise.

A States spokesman said talks would continue with the firefighters, but if an agreement could not be reached then arbitration would be an option.

Firefighters agreed not to strike for five years in a deal signed in 2010.

It was agreed following strikes in May 2009, which caused the airport to close for several days.

Last year the firefighters were awarded a 3.5% cost of living rise after independent arbitration.

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