PM Orbán Bans Air Traffic Controllers Strike

  • 28 Jul 2021 11:08 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
PM Orbán Bans Air Traffic Controllers Strike
Two decrees issued on Monday banned air traffic controllers from going on strike, one day before a planned walkout in a labour dispute.

Both decrees were signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, exercising emergency powers.

According to one decree, the air traffic control and area flight information service employed by the civil air traffic control is obliged to perform on-the-job training and further training tasks in accordance with the instructions of the civil air traffic control service.

The purpose of the other decree is to maintain aviation safety and the smooth transport of equipment essential for the defence against the coronavirus.

State company HungaroControl had reached agreement with two of the three air traffic controllers’ unions.

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