Belgium - Airports continue to be affected by Skeyes actions - June 1, 2019

The ongoing spontaneous actions by air traffic control centre Skeyes staff caused a closure of the Belgian airspace. Actions started already in March (see our March 2019 and April 2019 newsletters). They have caused a lot of trouble for the company while cancellations of flights forced e.g. Brussels Airlines to demand compensation of 4 million euros from Skeyes. Passengers were also victim because strikes at Skeyes are third party strikes and not the direct responsibility of the airlines, hence the right to financial compensation for passengers is no longer valid. On May 17, 2019 a Brussels court ruled that Skeyes has to pay 200,000 euros a day for each next strike. Following the ruling unions decided to cancel further actions.

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For more information, please contact Sanne van der Gaag or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) sannevandergaag@deburcht.org or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Steve Coulter scoulter@etui.org. For previous full issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.eu. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org.


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