Strikes to Disrupt Air Travel in Greece on Thursday
Greece’s air traffic electronic engineers and air traffic control personnel, tomorrow (Thursday, October 15), will participate in a 24-hour strike called by Greece’s main public sector umbrella union ADEDY.
The strike is expected to affect flights in and out of the country throughout the day.
In the meantime, flights in Greece are also expected to be impacted on Sunday and Monday, October 18-19, due to work stoppages by the Greek Air Traffic Controllers Association (EEEKE), the Federation of Associations of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (OSYPA) and the Union of Electronic Engineers for Air Traffic Safety (ENIMAEK).
More specifically, EEEKE will hold 5-hour work stoppages on Sunday from 1.30pm – 6.30pm and on Monday from 7.30am – 12.30pm.
OSYPA will go on 3-hour work stoppages on Sunday from 3:30pm – 6:30pm, and on Monday from 12:30pm – 3:30pm.
In addition, the Air Traffic Safety Engineers (ENIMAEK) will hold a 48-hour strike on October 18-19.
The unions are protesting for unpaid salaries, which they say come from Eurocontrol and do not burden Greek taxpayers.
Doctors and nursing staff at public hospitals will also participate in Thursday’s mobilizations.