Canada air traffic controllers buy US counterparts pizza as shutdown continues

FOX News

Air traffic controllers in Canada have bought air traffic controllers in the U.S. hundreds of pizza in recent days to show support for their counterparts in what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Air traffic controllers in Canada have bought air traffic controllers in the U.S. hundreds of pizzas in recent days to show support for their counterparts in what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association (CATCA) said the idea took root on Thursday when employees at a control center in Edmonton, Alberta, decided to buy pizza pies for controllers in Anchorage, Alaska -- nearly 2,000 miles away. Staff at other control facilities across Canada decided to join in, and the idea snowballed. "The next thing we knew, our members were buying pizzas left, right and center for the colleagues in the U.S," Peter Duffey, of CATCA, told The Associated Press.


Airport Controllers Trade the Tower for a Screen-Filled Room

WIRED

The next time you fly into Florida's Fort Lauderdale airport, look out the window and see if you can spot what's missing.


Greek air traffic controllers: 4 days of strikes next week

U.S. News

The 24-hour strikes are planned for Oct.9, 10th, 12th and 13th -- Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The air traffic controllers' union said Wednesday it's protesting a new draft bill that reorganizes Greece's civil aviation authorities.


Greek air traffic controllers cancel planned strikes

U.S. News

The air controllers' union said in a statement Saturday evening that Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis had promised to make changes to a draft bill that reorganizes Greece's civil aviation authorities.


Brussels Airport paralyzed amid air traffic controller wildcat over pensions

The Japan Times

BRUSSELS – A wildcat strike of air traffic controllers has paralyzed Brussels Airport after their guild rejected a compromise aimed at solving a conflict over a pension reform. The airport announced during evening rush hour Tuesday that "there are no inbound or outbound flights." The strike action comes at a time when traffic was already reduced at the airport in the wake of the March 22 attacks. The Belgocontrol management said members of the guild of air traffic controllers had reported sick and declared they were unfit to work. It said it was looking for immediate solutions.