Prospect ready to discuss any offer to Scottish airport workers

Prospect ready to discuss any HIAL offer to airport security workers

Alan Denney, Prospect national secretary, said today: “I received an email from HIAL only after it had issued a press release calling on union members to suspend their strike and return to the negotiating table.

“Prospect’s position has always been that it stands ready to discuss the terms of any formal written offer. However, it appears this is simply another offer of talks about talks. We’ve been doing that on and off for six years now.

“Without an offer we will not be suspending the strike and resuming talks.”

Prospect members working in Scottish airport group HIAL’s security company AMSL began a 48 hour strike at midday yesterday (April 7) over their long-running battle for equal treatment.

Members of the travelling public cheered as Denney led a walkout at Inverness Airport yesterday, in which all rostered members participated.   

Once the 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)