Page last updated at 06:46 GMT, Thursday, 19 June 2008 07:46 UK

Warnings of air travel disruption

Inverness Airport
A strike will not be staged at Inverness, but flights will be disrupted

A strike by firefighters on Monday will disrupt travel plans for about 2,000 air passengers, according to Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL).

Industrial action over pay will take place at nine of HIAL's 11 sites.

Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick airports will be closed to scheduled traffic.

Strikes will not be taking place at Inverness, or Dundee which is operated by HIAL through a subsidiary company.

Called off

Inverness will be open as normal, but flights to Orkney and Shetland and the Western Isles will be affected.

Members of the Unite union are involved in the 24-hour strike.

Further action has been planned for 4 July.

Unite gave the Scottish Government-owned HIAL notice last week of industrial action on the two days .

Previously, the union called off action planned for 9 June. Its members have rejected a 2% wage increase backdated to last October.


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