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MIPTV ’15: French air traffic control strike threat lifted

SNCTA, the French air traffic control union, has confirmed that it has lifted its notice of potential strike action between April 16-18.
April 14, 2015

French air traffic controller union the SNCTA has lifted its notice of potential strike action between April 16-18, which would have caused disruption for flights leaving Nice following the MIPTV conference in Cannes.

In a statement issued on its website and via Twitter, the union stated that the notice was lifted “in light of commitments made by management and the government.”

Industrial action conducted by France’s air traffic controllers last week resulted in scores of flights being grounded, impacting those traveling to France as well as those heading to destinations through French airspace.

The controllers union is calling for new talks concerning working conditions and retirement age, currently set at 59. In announcing the lifting of the call to strike from April 16-18, union national secretary Roger Rousseau stated that the French civil aviation authority, the DGAC, has provided the union with “a satisfactory document.”

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About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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