Italy - Air traffic controllers stage four-hour strike - January 31, 2019

Air traffic controllers and their trade unions UNICA, UGL-TA, and Assivolo Quadri went out a four-hour strike on 11 January 2019 to protest the non-renewal of labour contracts and to express their discontent with the air navigation service provider’s (ENUV) new business plan. ENUV’s new business plan calls for a transition to a new high-tech model of remote air traffic control that will require personnel to move to other cities and learn new technologies. According to the unions the new business plan will result in job losses and will have a negative impact on remaining staff. Unions state that they cannot stand behind the ENUV’s plans that demand social sacrifices from their workers, while at the same time the company is paying astronomical dividends to shareholders. Due to the strike actions, that affected Brindisi, Catania, Genoa, Milan, Perugia, Pescara, Rome and Turin airports, hundreds of flights were cancelled.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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