ATC strike in GVA/LUG on July 23rd

Old Jul 11, 18, 11:33 am
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ATC strike in GVA/LUG on July 23rd

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Apparently a strike has been called (article in French) for July 23rd 2018 by the ATC workers in GVA/LUG (or basically anywhere in Switzerland apart from ZRH).

Expect cancellations and delays if the strike actually goes through.
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Old Jul 11, 18, 1:04 pm
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Apparently a strike has been called (article in French) for July 23rd 2018 by the ATC workers in GVA/LUG (or basically anywhere in Switzerland apart from ZRH.
Not good. I am scheduled to fly to and from Switzerland on the 23rd...
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Old Jul 12, 18, 5:25 am
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Not good. I am scheduled to fly to and from Switzerland on the 23rd...

Same here, hope it gets resolved / doesn’t happen !
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Old Jul 12, 18, 6:46 am
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I read somewhere an interview with the Geneva airport spokesperson. He said that only flights that traverse Switzerland would be concerned, not starts and landings in Geneva.
However, not sure whether this is correct.

Also worth noting: Zurich airport is NOT concerned.
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Old Jul 13, 18, 2:15 am
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Strikes in Switzerland? What has the world become? What kind of sorcery is this?
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Old Jul 13, 18, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by Carpacchio View Post
I read somewhere an interview with the Geneva airport spokesperson. He said that only flights that traverse Switzerland would be concerned, not starts and landings in Geneva.
However, not sure whether this is correct.

Also worth noting: Zurich airport is NOT concerned.
Hope that turns out to be actually the case. Flights to and from ZRH kind of have to "traverse" at least parts of Switzerland, too.
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Old Jul 13, 18, 3:42 am
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Strikes in Switzerland? What has the world become? What kind of sorcery is this?
And I probably the median ATC salaries in Switzerland are well above CHF 120k per year, if one includes all benefits.
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Old Jul 13, 18, 5:10 am
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And probably the median ATC salaries in Switzerland are well above CHF 120k per year, if one includes all benefits.
Here is a data point, according to the employment office in Zurich:
ATC, 40 years, 10 years experience: 35h work week, 35 days vacation, 190k CHF p.a.
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Old Jul 13, 18, 6:33 am
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Here is a data point, according to the employment office in Zurich:
ATC, 40 years, 10 years experience: 35h work week, 35 days vacation, 190k CHF p.a.
Looks better than working in a coalmine.
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Old Jul 13, 18, 8:55 am
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I hope you are not all implying that because they have a good job they shouldn't have the right to strike.

Besides, I wouldn't want to fly in a world where ATC makes minimum wage.
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Originally Posted by malmostoso View Post
I hope you are not all implying that because they have a good job they shouldn't have the right to strike.

Besides, I wouldn't want to fly in a world where ATC makes minimum wage.
The UK royals also have a difficult job, but never threatened to go on a ribbon cutting strike
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Strike is suspended:
https://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genev...story/16705190
(Switzerland being what it is, I suspect this will end up being resolved without a strike).
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Originally Posted by catandmouse View Post
Strike is suspended:
https://www.tdg.ch/geneve/actu-genev...story/16705190
(Switzerland being what it is, I suspect this will end up being resolved without a strike).
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Strikes in Switzerland? What has the world become? What kind of sorcery is this?
They're most likely all G permit holders (i.e. French)
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