New HIAL strike date announced

New HIAL strike date announced

Air traffic controllers to take second day of action on 12 June

Plane in sky near air traffic control tower

Prospect union has served notice that air traffic controllers at Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd are set to strike again on 12 June.

This follows a day of strike action on 23 May which closed six airports across the Highlands and Islands.

Prospect negotiator David Avery said: “Since the initial strike action we have received no new offer from the employer, therefore our members have taken the decision to undertake a second day of strike action.

“The onus is now on HIAL and Scottish Government ministers to engage seriously with this dispute and come up with a proposal that will resolve this issue.

“We remain willing to negotiate in good faith and hope that an acceptable solution can be found.”