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Security strike closes airports. Fair wages for low-paid staff brings air traffic to a halt. Over 1,000 security guards at Norway’s airports are to stage industrial action, after talks between NAF (the Union of General Workers/Norsk Arbeidsmandsforbund) and employers at the National Federation of Service Industries (NHO Service) broke down last night. The strike means there’ll be no passenger and baggage security checks from tomorrow morning at 06:00, forcing some airports to shut.

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Security strike closes airports

Published on Friday, 11th June, 2010 at 12:02 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 11th June 2010 at 12:29.

Fair wages for low-paid staff brings air traffic to a halt.

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Photo: Avinor


Over 1,000 security guards at Norway’s airports are to stage industrial action, after talks between NAF (the Union of General Workers/Norsk Arbeidsmandsforbund) and employers at the National Federation of Service Industries (NHO Service) broke down last night.

The strike means there’ll be no passenger and baggage security checks from tomorrow morning at 06:00, forcing some airports to shut.

Norwegian Airports Authority Avinor says action will mean weekend closures of Molde, Hammerfest, Stormarknes, Skagen and Førde airports, and also affects North Sea helicopter traffic from Sola, Flesland, and Florø.

Avinor also expects long queues at security at Haugesund Karmøy airport, whilst traffic from Oslo Gardermoen will operate as normal.

“We’d hoped our demands would be taken into consideration this time round, and are disappointed there’s been no agreement. We had no other option than to terminate mediation talks,” says NAF union leader Erna Hagensen.

NAF has warned its to step up industrial action on Tuesday, hitting Kristiansand, Ørsta/Volda, Kristiansund, Harstad/Narvik, Evenes, Banak, and Sola airports.

Avinor advises passengers to check with their airline and/or travel agent.



Published on Friday, 11th June, 2010 at 12:02 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 11th June 2010 at 12:29.

This post has the following tags: security, airports, checks, passengers, baggage, closures, queues, delays.





  
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