Strikes to disrupt Italian air traffic Monday
Rome, March 19, 2017 (AFP) - Air traffic in Italy will be disrupted on
Monday due to strikes at the nation's airports, including a four-hour work
stoppage by air traffic controllers.
Five unions representing the controllers called for a strike between 1:00
pm and 5:00 pm (1200-1600 GMT), union sources said on Sunday.
In addition, air transport employees have been asked to go off duty on
Monday, except during two guaranteed three-hour periods of service from
7:00-10:00 am and from 6:00-9:00 pm.
Italian air carrier Alitalia announced that around 40 percent of its
domestic and international flights have been cancelled.
Also on Monday, the government as well as the management and unions of
Alitalia are set to hold talks over planned cuts at the airline.
Alitalia, facing fierce competition from low-cost carriers like Ryanair, is
expected to cut 2,000 jobs and slash salaries by nearly a third, moves opposed
by the unions which have called for a strike at the Italian carrier on April
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