Strike Action

Strike Action – March 2023

Prospect Union has confirmed that the current strike action by airport fire service and security members has been called off with effect from Monday 13 March.

HIAL met with the three trade unions, PCS, Prospect and Unite yesterday, Thursday 9 March, and made an enhanced pay offer.

This offer was positively received and will allow the unions to consult and ballot their members. The trade unions have agreed to suspend industrial action while the ballot is underway.

Prospect and Unite will ballot their members. The ballots will run from Monday 13 March to Monday 20 March.

PCS Union will consult with its members and its National Disputes Committee. As HIAL members are part of the national dispute, the strike action planned for Wednesday 15 March will not be suspended. Airports affected will remain open as normal and we do not anticipate any disruption.

We apologise for the disruption this industrial action has caused and would ask passengers to contact their airline if they have any questions on flights.


Strike Action – Wednesday 15 March 2023

PCS Union has a very small number of Aerodrome Flight Information Officers (AFISOs) and administration/support staff at the following airports and Head Office who have been asked to take part in strike action on Wednesday 15 March 2023, commencing at 00:01 hours and concluding at 23:59 hours.

  • Barra
  • Inverness
  • Kirkwall
  • Stornoway

Airport Managers have confirmed that these airports will remain open as normal, and we do not anticipate this action will cause disruption for passengers.