European air traffic controllers to strike

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A strike by Europe's air traffic controllers that could affect passengers across 28 countries has been planned for January 29th, Daily Mail published.

The Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Co-ordination (ATCEUC) is continuing to contest the Single European Sky (SES2+) package, which it feels will compromise safety via 'unrealistic cost reduction and unreasonable traffic forecasts'.

ATCEUC had originally planned to strike in autumn 2013 but both sides returned to the negotiating table in a bid to resolve the issues without industrial action.The organisation has since called the promise of dialogue 'a big fraud'.

There are currently around 26,000 flights daily within Europe, a figure that is widely expected to double by the end of the decade.

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