Iceland - Air traffic control action confronted with legal ban - June 30, 2016

The ongoing dispute between air traffic controllers and the airport management has entered a new stage as the parliament passed a bill forcing a resolution to the ongoing pay dispute. On several occasions, an inability to sufficiently man air traffic control had led to night-time airport closures and significant travel disruption for thousands of passengers. The law included an immediate halt will to the ongoing work-to-rule strike. If no agreement can be reached, the matter will be sent to a court of arbitration for a final resolution.

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