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HIAL ATCO’s vote for strike action

Old 21st May 2019, 11:47
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Airports closed on Thursday

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...lands-48348965
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Old 23rd May 2019, 16:58
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Been looking at FR24 on and off today. Obviously very quiet today except at EGPC. It looks like EGPC has saved some of the helicopter flights that may have gone further north. HIAL did say they had special procedures for EGPC. I have no problem with that, I just hope that they were not “bending” the rules :-)

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Old 23rd May 2019, 17:12
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Been looking at FR24 on and off today. Obviously very quiet today except at EGPC. It looks like EGPC has saved some of the helicopter flights that may have gone further north. HIAL did say they had special procedures for EGPC. I have no problem with that, I just hope that they were not “bending” the rules :-)

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EGPC (Wick) is ATC or AFIS 'in emergency' so they were probably operating AFIS.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 22:26
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Really closed, or just no ATC?
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Old 24th May 2019, 11:19
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Really closed, or just no ATC?
HIAL are the 'aerodrome authority'.
If they wish to close an airport because not ATC is available it's up to them, they have the 'right' to do so.
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Old 26th May 2019, 12:23
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HIAL are the 'aerodrome authority'.
If they wish to close an airport because not ATC is available it's up to them, they have the 'right' to do so.
And none of us here knew that?
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Old 29th May 2019, 16:58
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Another strike date announced

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...lands-48444678
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 11:17
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Strike suspended for now

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Old 28th Jun 2019, 17:11
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 06:48
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Well Mr Inglis Lyon (read the article) above, get your facts straight, working-to-rule is what they are entitled to do.

There has been so much goodwill from the ATCO community, especially at airports over the years, that when they do exactly what they get paid for you notice the missing extras they often throw in for free.
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 18:56
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 20:03
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so air traffic controllers will be going back to work-to-rule from midnight tonight.
When I first started in ATC some 40 years ago, it was often said that the phrase "work to rule" should not be used in any dispute because it might lead people to infer that staff were not always obeying the rules......
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 21:51
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At most units I know, "Work to rule" would result in an increase in the time in position..
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Old 6th Jul 2019, 06:24
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Old 6th Jul 2019, 07:38
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Of note that the next strikes are spilt over three consecutive days for different airports. The last strike closed all the airports for one day. This will spread the disruption over three days whilst only requiring ATCOs at each location to go on strike for one day.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 13:06
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https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2019/07/0...roller-strike/

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant meanwhile accused the SNP of being responsible for the ongoing dispute as it was the government that could make an increase pay offer.

“The offer made was not a permanent increase in salary, but a recruitment and retention allowance that could have been removed at any time as happened with Marine Scotland mariners,” she said.

“The Scottish Government must now allow HIAL to negotiate a deal the reflects what air traffic controllers earn elsewhere and bring this dispute to an end.”

Someone gets it!
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 11:29
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Tricky situation. Any recent news?

Government owned company seeks equivalent pay increase compared to non-government owned companies providing the same service.

Is a double-digit percentage increase justifiable?
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 12:14
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 19:23
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https://www.prospect.org.uk/news/id/2019/01043

Nobody has actually demanded a double digit pay increase.
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