ATC Dispute – Ballot on HIAL’s offer

HIAL can confirm that a revised offer has been presented to Prospect to resolve the long running air traffic control industrial dispute.

This offer sees air traffic controllers receiving the 2019/20 pay increase already awarded to other HIAL staff, along with a commitment to a similar award in 2020/21 subject to any change in Scottish Government’s pay policy.

In addition, a retention payment has been agreed for a three year period.

The union will recommend the offer to its members in a ballot closing on January 3, 2020.

HIAL managing director, Inglis Lyon, said: “After a lot of hard work and effort from all parties we have now arrived at an offer that Prospect will recommend to their members.

“This offer not only addresses the current dispute, but also recognises the world-wide skills shortage in air traffic control and helps us to secure future service delivery and provide sustainable aviation services for our communities.”