Air traffic controllers will vote on strike action if the Government does not change its plans to privatise the service.
Iain Findlay, national officer for aviation for the controllers’ union the IPMS, said his members had agreed to hold a ballot on industrial action if ministers refused to consider alternatives to the planned public-private partnership.
He commented, “What our members are saying is that it is impossible to consider profit and safety in the same equation.”
The union will meet with the Government ministers this week to highlight its concerns and hammer home its message.
By Ben Willmott