HIAL to make offer to Union

Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) say they will be submitting an offer to Prospect Union in the ongoing dispute over pay and conditions of security staff.

Inglis Lyon, managing director of HIAL, said: “We will submit a formal offer to the union this week which we hope will provide the basis for a meaningful, constructive dialogue.

“It has always been the intention of the company to address the concerns of security staff, but it is impossible to do so under the threat of industrial action. Given that the 48 hour strike has now passed, without causing major disruption for passengers, we are now in a position to resume discussion.

“It is important that we resolve this issue as quickly as possible. The threat of further industrial action is in no one’s interests, particularly as we approach the busy summer season. We hope the union will set aside talk of further strike action and work with us to reach agreement.