A looming national strike of the Russian Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Unions has now been scheduled to commence November 1. The strike would affect all 425 Russian airlines, according to Anatoly Brylov, deputy director general of Aeroflot-Russian Airlines. (15)
Representatives of the Air Traffic Controllers’ Unions and the Air Transport Department of the Federal Transport Ministry have time to negotiate. The Unions want repeal of all regulations leading to lower flight safety standards, such as the merger of control centers and reduction of traffic controller staff. They also charge the ministry and companies with failing to honor contract commitments and delaying wage payments.
1. Public TV, Russia’s Radio, Itar-Tass, September 20.
2. Public TV, Russia’s Radio, Itar-Tass, Moscow’s Echo radio, September 20.
3. Western agencies, September 19 and 20.
4. Interfax, September 20.
5. Itar-Tass and Interfax, September 20.
6. Itar-Tass and Reuters, September 20.
7. Interfax, September 20.
8. Russia’s Radio, Itar-Tass, September 20.
9. Kuranty, September 20.
10. Interfax, September 19.
11. Reuters, September 19.
12. Radio Moscow, Itar-Tass, September 20.
13. Russia’s Radio, Kommersant-Daily, September 20.
14. Russia’s Radio, September 20.
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