A number of airports will be fully closed including Barra, Benbecula, Dundee, Stornoway, Sumburgh and Tiree. Kirkwall Airport will operate on a limited basis.
Possible Strike Action At Airports Over Festive Period
Eleven airports across the HIAL (Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd) Group may be hit by strike action across the festive period: Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Inverness, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick.
HIAL Workers Reject Pay Offer
“Prospect members at HIAL have voted to reject this year’s pay offer as insufficient to deal with the escalating cost of living.”Jane Rose, Prospect Negotiator
“We need to be wary of ill thought out proposals resurfacing in the future.” HIAL’s Discredited Air Traffic Strategy
“at present I am more concerned as I am hearing more and more concerning reports about the planned transfer of Shetland Radar from NATs to HIAL, which is the forerunner to all Highlands and Islands airports becoming covered by Radar.” Rhoda Grant MSP
‘There is no bitterness, we have a business to run’ The HIAL Air Traffic Saga Continues
MSPs were given assurances that the Board of Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) had learned lessons from the 5 years of the now discredited Remote Towers Scheme.
Shelved: HIAL’s Remote Towers Project
“this shows what we can achieve when we combine the power of unions with the voice of local communities.” Mike Clancy, General Secretary of Prospect
HIAL Boss Grilled on Remote Tower Spending
It is so far estimated that HIAL’s modernisation plans have cost £9million.
“It is a shambles of monumental proportions ” HIAL’s Remote Towers Project
“It is a shambles of monumental proportions – one which is costing time, and money and not even meeting the actual requirements of the CAA, let alone those of communities. “
HIAL’s Remote Towers Project should be ‘steered into the scrapyard of history’
HIAL’s remote towers project came under the watchful eye of the Scottish Parliament’s Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee again today, 17th November 2021.
Orkney’s Politicians Welcome HIAL/Prospect Discussions
Reaction from Orkney’s politicians on HIAL and Prospect discussions