Thu 15 Jul, 2021

Responding to reports that HIAL air traffic controllers are to strike later this month, Scottish Greens Highlands and Islands MSP Ariane Burgess said:

“HIAL’s air traffic controllers play a vital role in allowing lifeline flights to service remote, rural and island communities throughout the Highlands and Islands.

“The unique role performed by these skilled workers hasn’t always been appreciated by Ministers in Edinburgh or officials sitting round a boardroom in Inverness. That needs to change.

“Losing these skilled jobs would be devastating for fragile local economies. So, I’d ask the Scottish Government to urgently reconsider these proposals, and commit to protecting valuable skilled jobs throughout the region.”

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