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    Skeyes social tension disrupts flights to Brussels Airport

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    Skeyes Air traffic controllers will continue with their strike action on Monday, ACV/CSC Transcom (Christian Democrat union) announced. Most delays are expected on incoming flights between 8 am and 4 pm. 

    Departures from Brussels Airport will not be affected, but flights coming into Zaventem will be disrupted “without enough staff to ensure full capacity,” a spokesperson said. 

    Liège airport traffic (essentially cargo) was proceeding normally. 

    Skeyes confirmed that staff members are on strike. The social climate at the air traffic management company has been tense for several weeks in Belgium. The tension is mainly due to issues on the organization of work and increased pressure placed on employees. 

    Actions had been conducted last week that had affected mainly freight traffic. 

    The management tried to break the deadlock last week by concluding an agreement with the Socialist Union (ODOC/CSPF) at a Joint Committee meeting. But ACV/CSC did not accept this poor compromise and continue to show their discontent.

    The Brussels Times