Belgium - Strike at Zaventem airport - April 30, 2016

Air traffic at Brussels Airport was seriously disrupted after a wild strike staged by the air traffic controllers. The strike was about a draft accord on early retirement at Belgocontrol. Air traffic controllers would no longer have to turn up to work from the age of 58 - instead of 55 now - and they would receive 85% of their salary. Controllers are also unhappy about increased working pressure due to staff cuts. The number of breaks they can take will go down. The trade unions were divided on the matter.

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