Iceland - Labour dispute air traffic control not yet solved - April 30, 2016

An ongoing dispute between air traffic controllers and management delayed numerous flights and an agreement has still not been reached. Flights at Keflavík International Airport were limited to only medical or emergency flights. This is due to a collective bargaining disagreement between the Icelandic Air Traffic Controllers Association (FÍF) and airport management. Talks between the two parties have been at a stand-still, and in reaction FÍF has instituted a ban on overtime duties since 6 April. A state arbitrator, who is handling the dispute, called a new meeting between the air traffic controllers and the management on 9 May.


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