Traffic Controllers change gears for a strike starting Monday

Traffic Controller _ Ethiopia
Photo : Ethiopian Reporter

August 24,2018

Traffic Controllers of Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority are set to stage a strike starting August 28.

A report by Ethiopian Reporter quoted the civil aviation to report that the workers are striking over a dispute with the management in connection with benefits, pay raise and professional advancement.

Workers are quoted as saying “just demands we have been raising for the last eight years on matters related to recognition of professional accreditation, salary and benefit did not get a timely and adequate response”

The report added that the workers have submitted their demands to the prime minister’s office on June 18, as well.

It is unclear if the workers will go on strike until the government addresses their demands.

Bole International Airport has become one of the busiest terminals in the region and the workers strike will certainly affect the operation of the airport and Ethiopian Airlines as well.

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