Strike by Air Traffic Controllers Shuts Down Brussels Airport
PHOTO: Brussels Airport. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
A wildcat strike from air traffic controllers at Brussels Airport has resulted in major delays and cancellations at the facility.
According to The Associated Press, the work stoppage comes after the Belgocontrol management group representing the employees rejected a deal that would’ve solved a conflict over pension reform.
Despite the efforts of the airport and its workers to get the facility back operational following the March 22 suicide bombings that killed 16 people, the strike by air traffic controllers has halted inbound and outbound flights.
The official Twitter account of Brussels Airport shared the latest updates:
Currently, no air traffic control possible at #brusselsairport. Belgocontrol looks for operational solutions. Check with your airline.— Brussels Airport (@BrusselsAirport) April 12, 2016
Belgocontrol management announced that its members had called out of work, declaring that they were unfit for service. The union group announced that it was looking for immediate solutions.
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