Deadlock remains in talks aimed at averting a 48-hour strike during the Easter holidays by security workers at Highlands and Islands Airports (Hial).
Discussions about employees’ pay and conditions involving management and union officials are set to continue tomorrow.
In a joint statement, Hial and the Prospect union said: “We have met today in an attempt to reach a solution over the planned strike action.
“The discussions will continue over the next 24 hours and the parties are hopeful of making a further announcement at that point.”
Hial has pointed out that The union’s members had already had a 30% basic pay rise over the bpast six years and pension enhancement.
The union wants a 5% increase, equaloisation with Hial’s terms and conditions, and parity with higher paid staff at Sumburgh Airport where the cost of living, low jobless rate and buoyant oil-based economy has attracted higher wages.