Greek air traffic controllers call off planned four-day strike

Greek air traffic controllers have called off a series of rolling strikes that were planned for October 9 to 13, reports from Athens said.

The cancellation of the strike came in the hours after Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had warned that according to reports in Greek media, all flights in and out of airports in Greece would be cancelled from October 9 to 13 because of 24-hour rolling strikes.

The cancellation was the result of a meeting with Greece’s transport minister.

The Greek strike is part of a protest by the union of air traffic controllers against the introduction of new legislation on the restructuring of Greece’s civil aviation authority.

Greek news website ekathimerini  reported on October 8 hat on occasion, the Greek courts have stepped in to prevent prolonged or sudden strikes by air-traffic controllers, citing national security.



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