Responding to news that a revised pay offer from HIAL to Air Traffic Control Officers has been rejected, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:
“This is deeply disappointing news. The long-running industrial dispute has already caused serious disruption to those using our lifeline air services and this now looks set to continue. With a busy summer period now underway, the potential impact of this action is likely to be greater than ever.
“What is abundantly clear is that absolutely no-one benefits from this damaging dispute. I, therefore, urge the unions and HIAL to get back round the table as soon as possible and find a solution.”