Air traffic controllers in conflict again: they threaten to prevent takeoffs at the beginning of July

Air traffic controllers in conflict again: they threaten to prevent takeoffs at the beginning of July

The Association of Air Traffic Controllers of Uruguay (Actau) declared himself again “in conflict” in claim of a “breach” by the Ministry of Defense (MDN) and the National Directorate of Civil Aviation and Aeronautical Infrastructure (Dynacia) of the agreement they signed at the end of December 2022, and warns about two weeks with schedules without flight takeoffs from July 3 to 16.

According to the organization in a statement, the field of tripartite negotiation with Defense and Dinacia in the Ministry of Labor it was “distorted” and was delayed 15 daysso it was not achieved reach an agreement on seven aspects.

Controllers They ask for a “commensurate remuneration” to the “current qualifications”, two articles in the Accountability that they budget one equal pay for the same function and charge “per instruction”as well as a payment to instructors.

Also, ask for a improvement in working conditionsthe continuity of the Collective negotiation by a “restructuring” of the Dynasty and the Functional Career of the Controllers, and finally they request a “Training Race of Controllers” in the Aeronautical Training Institute, which they claim to have tertiary level.

is the third time in recent months in which Actau warns about possible schedules without takeoffs due to disagreements with the government. In December 2022 they suspended the measure after reaching an agreement with the authorities, and in April they reversed the take-off impediment –which was going to occur during Tourism Week– after Agree on different staff budgets.

At what times might the flights not take off?

In the week of July 3 to 9 Controllers will not work for flight departures on the following days and times:

  • Monday July 3: from 00:00 to 02:00 and from 12:00 to 14:00.
  • Tuesday 4: from 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 5: from 02:00 to 04:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00.
  • Thursday 6: from 03:00 to 05:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00.
  • Friday the 7th: from 04:00 to 06:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00.
  • Saturday 8: from 05:00 to 07:00 and from 17:00 to 19:00.
  • Sunday 9: from 06:00 to 08:00 and from 18:00 to 20:00.

Flight schedules without controllers will change for the week of July 10-16:

  • Monday July 10: from 07:00 to 09:00 and from 19:00 to 21:00.
  • Tuesday 11: from 08:00 to 10:00 and from 20:00 to 22:00.
  • Wednesday 12: from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 13: from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (on Friday the 14th).
  • Friday the 14th: from 02:00 to 04:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00.
  • Saturday 15: from 03:00 to 05:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00.
  • Sunday 16: from 04:00 to 06:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00.

“All flights are excluded from these measures health, humanitarian, search and rescue, emergency, state flights (in all its cases) and affected by adverse weather“, clarified the union of controllers.

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