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Swiss air traffic controller threaten strike during busy summer schedule

National News // July 11, 2018

Swiss air traffic controllers are threatening to strike at one of the busiest times of the year.

David Monniaux Swiss air traffic controller threaten strike during busy summer schedule

The Skycontrol union says it doesn’t accept the latest terms put forward by the state-owned company Skyguide – although three other unions have.

The union says unless it gets its demands for more days off and a pay rise, it will stop work on Monday July 23rd and will not work for the rest of the week.

The worst hit airport will be Geneva as that’s where most of the union members work. But flights could also be affected in Zurich and Bern.

Geneva is also an important transit point for flights across Europe. Last year 720,000 planes passed over the canton.

The union adds if its demands are not met – the strike could continue.

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