HIAL was made aware of the outcome of the survey and is extremely disappointed that industrial action is being considered by the Prospect trade union.

HIAL categorically refutes Prospect’s claims of 50 staff redundancies resulting from the implementation of the programme.  From the outset, we have been clear that HIAL has a no compulsory redundancy policy and will explore all options with our colleagues.

Managing Director Inglis Lyon said: “We wish to avoid industrial action and the potentially long term damaging implications for all concerned and we have written to Prospect to propose engaging the services of an external facilitator to help resolve matters.  We await a response from Prospect, but hope that we can work together to overcome the issues.”