AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL – STRIKE ACTION POSTPONED

Following consideration of a further proposal from HIAL, Prospect has advised this morning, Wednesday 5 June, that it has taken the decision to suspend the strike action planned for Wednesday 12 June.

HIAL submitted a further proposal on Monday 3 June which we hope will resolve the current dispute. Our proposal recognises the skills of our Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs) and the importance of delivering air traffic management services for the future, and is within the flexibility granted by the Scottish Government to examine a retention allowance for ATCOs.

At the same time as we advised Prospect of the new proposal, we requested they suspend further dates for strike action to allow consultation on our offer to take place.

It is disappointing that Prospect has advised that the work to rule will remain in place during the period of consultation. However, our aim is to resolve this dispute as soon as possible and we will, of course, continue to engage with Prospect as it consults on our proposal to bring the dispute to a swift conclusion.

Our airports will therefore remain open on Wednesday 12 June, but we would encourage you to contact your airline to confirm travel plans.