Civil aviation staff planning strike action in August

The Civil Aviation Service Union Federation OSYPA, which also represents Greece's air-traffic controllers, on Tuesday announced plans for daily strike action throughout August in order to demand payment of backpay.
The union has called daily work stoppages between 11:00 p.m. at night until 7:30 a.m. the following morning from August 3 until August 31, as well as 24-hour strikes on all Sundays and the August 15 bank holiday during that time.
The action is expected to disrupt flights to the country's peripheral airports.
OSYPA announced that its members have not been paid for four months for work done at night, Sundays and holidays but had avoided taking action until now so as not to harm the tourism sector. The union decided to begin labour action after being informed by the finance ministry that its members would not be paid until the end of the year.

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