Air traffic controllers to stage walkout on Wednesday


The union representing Greece’s air traffic controllers is to go ahead with a four-hour walkout on Wednesday, August 5, and has warned of further action unless a bill foreseeing the adoption of European Union regulations governing working conditions, labor rights and administrative issues is submitted in Parliament.

The walkout, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., may cause flight delays. And unionists have threatened another two four-hour walkouts on August 14 if their demands are not met. 

The country’s civil aviation authority will be at risk of being “downgraded" unless there is an administrative overhaul, the union said. It also warned of repercussions for labor rights as well as operational and national issues.