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Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016

Post by dna » 12 Apr 2016, 16:35

Luckily, you can always count on ATC to complicate things even further. Despite an agreement between trade unions and management, they still go on strike.

http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20160412_02232599

Some people are just incredible.

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Breaking: Belgocontrol air traffic control strike (22 april 2016)

Post by Passenger » 12 Apr 2016, 16:41

Unbelievable - this is no April fool: Belgian ATC calls for an immediate strike (through sickness):

HLN.be: "...De Belgische Gilde der Luchtverkeersleiders aanvaardt het akkoord dat eerder op de dag werd bereikt niet... De vakbond roept haar leden op om zich ziek te melden... De andere vakbonden nemen niet deel aan de wilde staking. Belgocontrol bekijkt nog welke impact de actie heeft voor het vliegverkeer. Heel wat vluchten worden alvast herzien..."

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by Freken » 12 Apr 2016, 16:42

A union at Belgocontrol, De Belgische Gilde der Luchtvaartleiders, has asked their members not to show up at work today as a result of the recent social agreements. Other unions are not participating in this action. A few flights have been delayed.

Source: VTM Nieuws
EDIT: Beaten by a minute, but indeed, unbelievable action once more. :roll:

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Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

Post by Boavida » 12 Apr 2016, 16:43

Unbelievable. Un-be-lie-va-ble! Have they no shame??? In THESE extremely difficult times, after terrorist attacks, with a severely handicapped Brussels Airport struggling to get back on its feet, they go on a STRIKE!?

They should all be fired.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by Passenger » 12 Apr 2016, 16:48

Freken wrote:A union at Belgocontrol, De Belgische Gilde der Luchtvaartleiders, has asked their members not to show up at work today as a result of the recent social agreements. Other unions are not participating in this action. A few flights have been delayed.

Source: VTM Nieuws
EDIT: Beaten by a minute, but indeed, unbelievable action once more. :roll:
We were both beaten by "dna":
https://www.aviation24.be/forums/viewtopic ... 40#p332677

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by SLM » 12 Apr 2016, 16:54

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by Passenger » 12 Apr 2016, 16:55

Incoming OS-353 from Vienna diverted to Dusseldorf.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by sean1982 » 12 Apr 2016, 17:03

Fucking hell, this country is un unbelievable :roll:
So happy im flying from ein this evening.

Imagine you're a foreigner having gone through the whole Union theatre at BRU only to be told ANOTHER union just did a wildcat strike. I would never EVER use this airport again

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Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

Post by Nevihta » 12 Apr 2016, 17:04

Boavida wrote:Unbelievable. Un-be-lie-va-ble! Have they no shame??? In THESE extremely difficult times, after terrorist attacks, with a severely handicapped Brussels Airport struggling to get back on its feet, they go on a STRIKE!?

They should all be fired.
There are some issues we are not aware of, like as for the policemen that refused to work under certain circumstances..
And it's not a strike, it's understaffing...

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by Passenger » 12 Apr 2016, 17:06

SK-1593 Copenhagen-Brussels diverted to Maastricht.

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Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

Post by dna » 12 Apr 2016, 17:09

Nevihta wrote:
There are some issues we are not aware of, like as for the policemen that refused to work under certain circumstances..
And it's not a strike, it's understaffing...
Excuse me, what do you call not turning up for work then?
Issues or not, this is not the time for unannounced strike action, and yes, that's what this is.
No wonder this country is going to the dogs.

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Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

Post by Passenger » 12 Apr 2016, 17:16

dna wrote:
Nevihta wrote: There are some issues we are not aware of, like as for the policemen that refused to work under certain circumstances..
And it's not a strike, it's understaffing...
Excuse me, what do you call not turning up for work then?
Issues or not, this is not the time for unannounced strike action, and yes, that's what this is.
No wonder this country is going to the dogs.
Indeed. It's not understaffing. It's a strike. And given the circumstances, with an airport severely wounded after a terrible bomb attack, it's lijkenpikkerij. Disgusted. Really disgusted.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by Passenger » 12 Apr 2016, 17:19

dna wrote:
Nevihta wrote: There are some issues we are not aware of, like as for the policemen that refused to work under certain circumstances..
And it's not a strike, it's understaffing...
Excuse me, what do you call not turning up for work then?
Issues or not, this is not the time for unannounced strike action, and yes, that's what this is.
No wonder this country is going to the dogs.
Indeed. It's not understaffing. It's a strike. And given the circumstances, with an airport severely wounded after a terrible bomb attack, it's lijkenpikkerij. Disgusted. Really disgusted.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by Stij » 12 Apr 2016, 17:33

Yes, I'm a moderator, but this is to much.

Striking in these circumstances is unbelievable, unacceptable, irresponsible, stupid...

Those who are sick should all be fired and replaced by military controllers as Reagan did!

Oh yeah, they're sick... in their heads!

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by dna » 12 Apr 2016, 17:39

Couldn't agree more Stij. These people are playing with the livelihood of many thousands of employees, and of course completely ruining what was left of the reputation of the airport. They don't want to work till the age of 58? Well they won't have to if they carry on like this.

I'm scheduled to fly tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed...

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by dna » 12 Apr 2016, 17:44

CRL now also closed for departures according to De Standaard

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by Jetter » 12 Apr 2016, 17:46

Totally unacceptable, the people on strike should be fired today. Striking isn't necessary by any means. Our northern neighbors didn't have a strike that impacted flight operations in more than 10 years, then look at Belgium :( First BRU was hit by Muslims, and to add insult to injury now it's hit by the Christian union.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by webstermc » 12 Apr 2016, 17:48

Looks like OO-SSV just departed from BRU. Is it over?

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by Jetter » 12 Apr 2016, 17:51

webstermc wrote:Looks like OO-SSV just departed from BRU. Is it over?
No! BRU twitter: "A limited number of flights will be possible between 17h45 & 19h45. Check your flight info & contact your airline".

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Post by Nevihta » 12 Apr 2016, 17:59

To make it short, they were some negotiations going on, and 1 union signed an agreement "betraying" the 2 other ones and their members according to the medias.

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