HIAL pay dispute over as Prospect members vote to accept deal

21 March 2023

Members of Prospect 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.

Members accepted the revised deal, which was negotiated following industrial action at airports across the HIAL group, by almost 75% in a ballot. The revised offer provides a 7% uplift for those earning up to £44,000, 5% uplift for those earning up to £80,000 and 4% for those above £80,000.

Jane Rose, Prospect Negotiations Officer, said:

“We are pleased that Prospect members have accepted this new deal and the dispute can now be brought to an end.

“Our members at HIAL provide a vital service for the Highlands and Islands and deserve to have their work and skills properly compensated. This deal has required compromise from all involved and I thank Scottish Ministers for giving HIAL the authority to reach a deal.

“It is clear there are wider pay structure issues which remain to be addressed and we look forward to working constructively with HIAL to tackle these as we move, almost immediately, into 2023-24 discussions.”


Prospect has members working in aviation, road, rail and maritime transportation, as well as regulation and research.