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Offline Voloudakis

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Greek Airports strike
« on: June 14, 2016, 08:22:23 AM »
The Civil Aviation authority is to strike for five days from June 20th in response to changes in pensions and pay and changes to how regional airports operate.
This is supposed to not effect Internationall airports but other Unions may join strike action
In April this year a 24hr strike at Airports was joined by Air Traffic controllers union and Airports were closed and Aircraft grounded.
 
Greece’s Civil Aviation Services Federation announced it would go on a 5-day strike next week, starting Monday, June 20 till Friday, June 24.

Its employees are protesting about the passing in Greek Parliament recently of the omnibus bill, which among other prior actions includes the provision for the concession of the regional airports.

The strike is expected to cause disruptions in the flights schedules.

Tornos News
Original article http://www.chaniapost.eu/2016/06/14/greek-civil-aviation-unions-to-strike-from-june-20-to-24/
« Last Edit: June 16, 2016, 03:49:26 PM by Voloudakis »

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Re: Greek Airline strike
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 01:42:19 PM »
Further update.
The news is that the strike will hit regional Airports that handle International flights as well as Domestic.Anyone going to Plakias via Chania Airport expect delays and cancellations. it will be operated by emergency staff. Heraklion not expected to be affected because it is classed as a Major International Airport.
Who knows, it could yet be affected.
Latest from Reuters in this article.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/209589/article/ekathimerini/news/greeces-civil-aviation-workers-to-strike-over-airport-concessions

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Re: Greek Airline strike
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 02:06:56 PM »
Full list of Airports likely to be affected.
The mainland airports include Aktio (PVK), Kavala (KVA) and Thessaloniki (SKG), Greece’s second largest city. The other eleven airports are located on the Greek islands of Corfu/Kerkyra (CFU), Crete/Chania (CHQ), Kefalonia (EFL), Kos (KGS), Mitilini (MJT), Mykonos (JMK), Rhodes (RHO), Samos (KGS), Santorini (JTR), Skiathos (JSI) and Zakynthos (ZTH).

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Re: Greek Airports strike
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2016, 01:10:23 PM »
 :-) good news everyone. I have just received an email from Olympic Holidays. "Strike has been suspended and airport operations will run smoothly next week. Kind regards. Ollie ".
Phew! 

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Re: Greek Airports strike
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2016, 01:19:15 PM »
That is good news for everyone who would have been affected.  Let's hope they come to some agreement, and the strike doesn't remain a threat throughout the summer.

I just need to continue to worry about the potential Thomas Cook cabin crew strike for my Kalamata flight in July....

The joys of travel!