“I am hopeful that this is a step in the right direction and proper consultation with employees and affected communities can begin.” Rhoda Grant MSP
Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) and Prospect are discussing a possible alternate method of delivery for the Air Traffic Management Strategy (ATMS) project.
“significant unanswered questions” About HIAL’s Remote Towers: Letter to Scottish Transport Minister
“This letter, signed by local and national politicians of all parties, demonstrates the strength of feeling about HIAL’s ill-considered plans to remove high value jobs from the communities they serve.”
The failure of the Scottish Government Transport Minister Graeme Dey to engage with HIAL’s air traffic controllers has been described as a ‘missed opportunity’ by the trade union representing them.
Attendees were unanimous in their concern over HIAL’s proposals for relocating jobs to Inverness and agreed to continue working together to secure the best possible outcome for the Highlands and Islands.
The trade union Prospect which represents air traffic controllers working at HIAL has invited politicians in the Highlands and Islands to a Jobs Summit today
“I urge both sides to get back round the table for talks to develop a solution that best addresses the aspirations of both union members and HIAL management.” Emma Roddick MSP SNP
Prospect members working in air traffic control for Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) are to stage a one day strike on 29 July over plans to centralise air traffic control in Inverness.
“Prospect members have signalled with this vote that they are determined to stand firm against this disastrous project.”
Air Traffic Controllers who are members of trade union Prospect are to lift their overtime ban at Highlands and Islands Airports Limited so that Ballot Boxes can be transported in Scottish islands where that is needed.