HIAL air traffic dispute over as members vote to accept deal

3 January 2020

Members of the Prospect trade union working in air traffic control for Highlands and Islands limited have voted to accept a pay deal for 2018-21 which will end the current dispute.

The staff accepted the proposed deal, which had been negotiated late last year, by a large margin in a ballot.

David Avery, Prospect Negotiations Officer said:

“We are pleased that our members have accepted this new deal and that this long-running dispute can now be brought to an end.

“Air traffic controllers provide a vital service for the Highlands and Islands and deserve to have their work and skills properly compensated and we are pleased that this deal represents real progress.

“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.”