Air Traffic Control – Union announces a further day of strike action

HIAL have been advised by Prospect this afternoon, Wednesday 29 May, of a further date for strike action on Wednesday 12 June.

Prospect were advised this morning, Wednesday 29 May, that HIAL were preparing a further proposal which we hoped would resolve the current dispute, and that this offer would be presented to them early next week.

Our proposal recognises the skills of our Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs) and the importance of delivering air traffic management services for the future. The proposal 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 extremely disappointing that Prospect chose to ignore our request and announce a further day of strike action on 12 June.

Our aim is to resolve this dispute as soon as possible and we will, of course, continue to engage with Prospect to consult on our proposal.

We will continue to post updates on our progress to resolve this dispute.  Visit our dedicated information page.