Unite has confirmed that the initial industrial action will involve two days of strike action by Firefighters
This has the potential to impact all HIAL’s airports on the following days:
- Monday 19 December 2022, commencing at 00:01 hours and concluding at 23:59 hours
- Thursday 22 December 2022, commencing at 00:01 hours and concluding at 23:59 hours
Inglis Lyon, HIAL’s managing director said: “We apologise in advance for the inevitable disruption this action by Unite colleagues will cause for our airlines and passengers.
“Whilst recognising the financial challenges our colleagues face, we are disheartened that they will be taking strike action which will greatly inconvenience our passengers and local communities so close to the festive holiday period.
“We will liaise closely with our local teams, airlines, and partners to determine what can be done to minimise the disruption on both days. Meantime, all communication channels remain open in a bid to avoid this strike action. However, I would urge anyone intending to travel on these dates to keep in touch with their airline."