Members of the Prospect trade union working in Fire and Security for Highlands and Islands Airport Limited have voted to accept a revised pay deal for 2022-23 which will end the current dispute
Services from Inverness to Stornoway and Benbecula and from Inverness to Kirkwall and Sumburgh all suspended.
“Our members in Fire and Security ensure airports across the highlands and islands operate safely and securely for the communities and businesses that they serve. They do not deserve the substantial real terms pay cut that is currently on offer.” Jane Rose, Prospect
Prospect members working in Fire and Security at Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd have voted to take industrial action over pay.
“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
Air traffic controllers members of the Prospect trade union working at Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) have voted to accept revised plans that retain jobs locally at on-site air traffic control (ATC) towers.
“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
Reaction from Orkney’s politicians on HIAL and Prospect discussions
Talks have been constructive with both HIAL and Prospect agreeing a middle ground to move the discussions forward.
“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