Hungarian Unions To Join Euro Transport Protest

  • 29 Jan 2014 9:00 AM
Hungarian Unions To Join Euro Transport Protest
Four unions of Hungarian air traffic controllers will join a strike action called for Jan. 30 by the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), Control, one of the unions, told MTI.ETF has called the strike action to protest against the European Commission’s reform plan, which it thinks will have negative impacts on air traffic controllers, including layoffs.

The reform would involve spending cuts based on unrealistic traffic forecasts, which will endanger the ability of air traffic control agencies to continue the safe provision of air navigation services, according to ETF.

Hungary’s Control said it would hold a two-hour strike action from 9am to 11am, involving reduced air control services for flights in the Hungarian airspace. The actions may cause disruptions and delays, the unions said.


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