Prospect suspends industrial action after improved offer from HIAL

10 March 2023

Prospect has agreed to suspend its industrial action by fire and security staff at Highlands and Islands Airport Limited after an improved pay offer from the employer.

Workers have been offered 7%, significantly better than the previous offer of 5% which had been rejected.

Prospect members will now be balloted on whether to accept the offer.

Strike action had been due to take place at Inverness and Dundee on Monday 13th and Friday 17th March – those strikes and the ongoing action short of a strike have been suspended.

Jane Rose, Prospect Negotiator, said:

“This is a welcome improvement to the offer from the employer which we will now be putting to members via ballot, although it is clear there are wider pay structure issues at HIAL which remain to be addressed.

“As a gesture of good faith in the negotiations, and recognising the positive change in the offer from HIAL we will be suspending all industrial action until the conclusion of consultation with members.”


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