Scottish airports strike set to go ahead as talks fail

Scottish airports strike set to go ahead as talks fail

Prospect members working in airport group HIAL’s security company AMSL are set to strike for 48 hours following the Easter break after the failure of talks aimed at averting action.

Alan Denney, Prospect negotiator said this afternoon: “Despite attempts to find a settlement to the dispute in AMSL, the inability of the company or the Scottish government to find a way to settle this matter means that industrial action is inevitable.”

Without further progress airport security workers will strike from midday on Tuesday 7 April. This follows a ballot of members in which 87% of members voted in favour of strike action on a turnout of 85%. The timing is intended to minimise disruption for holiday travel.

Once this first 48 hours of strike action has concluded members will begin a work to contract, including an overtime ban and a ban on rest day working.

In the six years since HIAL brought security in house, management has failed to agree equal pay, holidays, and sick pay for AMSL’s airport security workers

The union represents more than 120 of AMSL’s 160 workers covering eleven Scottish airports including Dundee, Inverness, Stornoway and Sumburgh. 

For further information contact:
Alan Denney 0131 558 5283 (w) 07713 511702 (m)
Andrew Child 020 7902 6681 (w)