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Chile air traffic controllers to strike on September 15

Chilean air traffic controllers confirmed that will join a strike action called for on September 15, 2015 by the workers of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC).




Chilean air traffic controllers confirmed that will join a strike action called for on September 15, 2015 by the workers of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC).

“The Air Traffic Controllers of Chile decided to join the demonstration called by the National Association of Civil Aviation, scheduled for September 15, 2015,” said the Association of Air Traffic Controllers in a signed statement from Hector Ibarra and Jorge Caro, president and vice president of the organization.

This decision was made at a meeting held in Santiago involving air traffic controllers from all regions.

“The measure was taken with the hope that the [Chilean] government is going to discuss and solve the problems facing the sector and that, despite repeated demands made over eight years ago, they have not been given attention by the authority” the association expressed in their statement.

The strike action is aimed at disrupting the travel arrangements of Chileans who travel on the occasion of Independence Day. The strike will take place between 00:00 and 23:59 hours. All ATS units in the country, from Arica to Punta Arenas, including Easter Island, ChiloƩ and Chilean Antarctica are expected to be affected.

The action focuses on the historical demand made by workers in the sector over the issue of pensions.


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