The Board of air traffic controllers of Greece decided to abandon the four-day strike against the new law on the reform of the aviation industry, reports TASS with reference to the Athens Macedonian news Agency.

As noted, managers have taken such a step after negotiations with the Minister of infrastructure, transport and networks of Greece, the message of Christ Certicom.

“Controversial points in the bill was eliminated during the fruitful and constructive dialogue”, – said the head of the Board of controllers of Greece Serafim Petrou.

Thus, the Greek authorities and managers reached agreement just hours before the start of the strike, which was scheduled for 9, 10, 12 and 13 October.

It was assumed that all Greek airports these days will be closed. Some airlines, including Aegean Airline and Olympic Air, even managed to cancel flights scheduled for Sunday and Monday.

Recall that a major strike of air traffic controllers paralyzed the air traffic in Greece in 2014, when labour unions joined the General protests caused by the austerity measures that were introduced in the country at the request of the European Union.

In addition to air traffic controllers in the strike were employees of trucking companies, the employees of the railway security personnel of banks, employees of medical institutions. Hospitals and emergency services in the country, only the duty shift, which could be mobilized in case of any emergency. Public transport worked according to a special schedule.

Trade unions demanded higher salaries and pensions, the abolition of the modifications of the employment contracts, all dismissed this year civil servants to work and cancellation of the relevant laws, ensure stable operation with full employment rights and insurance for all.



The Greek authorities have met the air traffic controllers threatening to strike 08.10.2016

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