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After a year of negotiations, most recently a total failure on the part of HIAL to come back to the table with an improved offer, we have reached the unacceptable situation where HIAL management say ministers responsible for resolving the dispute, while the First Minister says it HIAL which is responsible.

Following the breakdown of talks at ACAS last week, Prospect has today (Thursday 9 May) announced a new day of strike action on Thursday 23 May as part of the ongoing air traffic controllers’ dispute dating back to April 2018.

Prospect urges the company to sit down with the union


Problem of school exclusions will not be solved without extra resources

Prospect fears that stronger penalties for health and safety and corporate manslaughter offences would lead to greater strain on the Health and Safety Executive’s resources have been realised.


Keep Britain afloat and save 40,000 jobs
  • 7-May-2019 12:41

Engineering and shipbuilding unions have launched a campaign to save 40,000 shipbuilding jobs being put at risk by the government’s...

ECSG from the frontline: April 2019
  • 24-Apr-2019 13:44

Prospect negotiators for the education and children's services group give their updates from the last month.

Net Zero should not come at the expense of workers
  • 2-May-2019 09:58

Prospect responds to the Committee on Climate Change report calling for the UK to have Net Zero carbon emissions by...

Prospect members take Natural England campaign to parliament
  • 12-Mar-2019 14:43

Reps from Natural England launch report in the House of Commons

National Trust members call for better consistency in appraisals
  • 17-Apr-2019 16:23

More than seven in ten Prospect members in the National Trust do not think the appraisal process is managed fairly...

BT full year results identify lack of engagement as strategic threat
  • 9-May-2019 10:54

Prospect urges the company to sit down with the union

Seven-year legal battle brings discrimination victory for dozens of civil servants
  • 6-Mar-2019 16:22

Almost 50 civil servants who were discriminated against due to their race or age by the Home Office have together...

Empowering female engineers
  • 5-Feb-2019 11:06

Laura Leitch is playing a key role in the environmental safety at Heysham 1 power station, but is also determined...

This government’s commitment to the hardworking members of its civil service looks increasingly hollow
  • 7-May-2019 17:25

It has been reported that government departments have signed contracts worth £160m for external consultants to advise them on Brexit. ...

Scientific adviser takes aim at monolithic thinking
  • 7-May-2019 14:58

The government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, talks about his efforts to embed science in the civil service, why...

Prospect statement following reports referee targeted with threatening messages
  • 7-Jan-2019 13:50

Prospect, the independent union for Professional Referees in Scotland, is appalled by media reports that a referee may have been...

Blame game between HIAL and ministers will do nothing to resolve this dispute
  • 17-May-2019 16:47

After a year of negotiations, most recently a total failure on the part of HIAL to come back to the...