“Prospect members in HIAL are absolutely committed to protecting and serving their local communities. That is why they are opposing this deeply damaging project which will reduce services at two airports, take £2.2 million of direct employment out of local economies and put nearly 50 staff out of a job.”
“The Islands Act was supposed to protect Island economies from exactly these kind of misguided changes, but on its first real test it is being shown up as essentially worthless.”
Highland and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is a public corporation wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers.
“The proposals to downgrade services at Wick and Benbecula are staggering.”
“The deal has required compromise on both sides and I would like to thank Scottish Ministers for giving HIAL the authority to reach a deal, and we look forward to working constructively with HIAL in the future.”
“The deal has required compromise on both sides and I would like to thank Scottish Ministers for giving HIAL the authority to reach a deal.”
The work to rule will end at 5pm, today, 19 November.
The industrial action saw major disruption to flights to/from Highlands and Islands
No further strike action is planned at this time but action short of a strike continues.
“Prospect has received a pay offer for all HIAL staff, including Air Traffic controllers who are currently in dispute.”