Update – Air Traffic Control Industrial Action

HIAL has today (5 March 2019) received notification from the Prospect union of the following:

  • A work to rule will be implemented from 1 April to 31 August 2019
  • A 24 hour strike will take place on Friday 26 April 2019

Managing Director Inglis Lyon, said: “We are disappointed by the proposed action and the likely impact on the Highlands and Islands. We will meet with Prospect on Friday, 8 March, to explore potential solutions.

“However, Prospect is pursuing an increase in basic pay of at least 10% and has recently sought parity with London airports which is beyond what HIAL can offer as we are government owned and must adhere to the Scottish Government’s pay policy.  

“We are working closely with our airline operators to minimise the disruption of industrial action and apologise in advance for the inconvenience this may cause.”