Poland accepts work requirements of air traffic controllers Business news

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – The Polish Air Navigation Agency said on Wednesday that it has agreed to meet all the requirements of the country’s air traffic controllers’ union and prevent mass cancellations in the coming days.

Earlier this week, the Polish government announced plans to drastically reduce flights at two airports in Warsaw from Sunday if talks with air traffic controllers demanding better working conditions fail.

On 1 May, most air traffic controllers in Warsaw threatened to resign due to a long-running dispute with the Polish air navigation authority over working time, pay and financial transparency.

The Polish Air Navigation Agency announced late Wednesday that it had “accepted and agreed to implement all the requirements” of the air traffic controllers’ union, the Polish news agency PAP reported.

The labor dispute began about two years ago with the appointment of a loyalist of the Polish right-wing government to head PANSA. Janusz Janiszewski extended working hours and reduced the pay of air traffic controllers, arguing that traffic was much lower during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As some controllers resigned and some flights were delayed at Warsaw airports, Janiszewski was fired on 31 March. The state audit body found problems with his leadership, Polish media reported.

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