Civil aviation workers call off planned action

The union representing employees of the Civil Aviation Authority on Saturday said that it will be calling off a strike scheduled for Monday and Tuesday after an appeal by tourism professionals to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to avert any action that may hurt arrivals.

The strike was not expected to lead to any flight cancellations as it did not include air traffic controllers but it was still expected to cause delays and general upheaval.

“It is not our objective to create problems for local communities nor for passengers, the national economy and the image of the country,” the union, OSYPA, said in a statement.

It expressed, however, its frustration at the “indifference” of authorities over its demand for more funding to maintain the country’s airports.