State union announces Easter airport strike

Workers from the Argentine Civil Air Navigation Administration will strike April 5

Unionized state workers (ATE) from the Argentine Civil Air Navigation Administration (ANAC) announced a national airport strike for April 5, a day before the long Easter weekend. The 24-hour strike is set to take place in all Argentine airports. 

“The agreed terms from the last wage negotiations roundtable, where we had agreed to have a new meeting by the end of this week that ends today, have not been met,” said an ATE-ANAC press release published on Twitter today, dated March 23. 

The ATE-ANAC is demanding an additional 20% salary increase to the 97% raise negotiated in the collective bargaining agreement reached for ATE. In February, Argentina’s year-on-year inflation rate reached 102.5%

The press release also mentions other “unsolved issues” that were discussed in binding arbitration. 

“The lack of staff and repair work on ‘Follow Me’ vehicles are conspicuous in their absence,” said the press release, referring to cars that guide taxiing airplanes and transfer aviation equipment. 
The move would affect Argentina’s 55 airports, with flight delays and cancellations potentially running over the long weekend, which this year will be from April 6 to April 9.


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