HIAL met again with Prospect today (Friday 3 May). This was the third meeting with Prospect facilitated by ACAS.
As a public organisation, HIAL is bound by the Scottish Government pay policy and simply cannot implement pay awards that greatly exceed the policy.
HIAL is disappointed that proposals put forward were not accepted, and that the talks today failed to deliver a resolution.
We are committed to resolving this dispute and have urged Prospect to work with us to deliver a reasonable and appropriate remuneration package.
There are no further talks planned with ACAS. However, ACAS have indicated their willingness to provide further assistance in support of achieving a mutually agreed outcome to resolve the dispute.