Prospect air traffic controllers in HIAL to be balloted on deal

22 Nov 2019

Following further talks this week Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) and Prospect have negotiated an offer to be put to union members to resolve the long running air traffic dispute.

The offer covers the period April 2018 to April 2021 and is worth at least 9% over the three years with an additional £9000 over the period of the deal for a fully qualified controller.

Prospect will consult its members in December with the ballot closing on the 3rd of January.

Prospect is recommending that members vote to accept the offer.

Full Time officer David Avery said:

“This offer means the potential for disruption for the public travelling to and from the highlands and islands is lifted. 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.

“We will be consulting our members in December and recommending that they accept the offer.”