Mipcom: Air-traffic Controllers' Strike Called Off

Threatened action had been set for final day of Cannes-set TV mart

LONDON — A threatened strike of European air-traffic controllers that was likely to strand thousands of TV execs at Nice airport has been called off.

The Europe-wide strike had been called for Thursday, the final day of Cannes-set TV mart Mipcom, and many execs had been rushing to make alternative travel arrangements, but on Friday the org that reps the controllers called off the strike.

In a statement Friday, Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination said: “In ATCEUC’s committee meeting held in Malta on Oct. 3 and 4 it has been decided unanimously to postpone the ATCEUC Action Day and all industrial actions scheduled for Oct. 10.

“During the last ATCEUC Committee Meeting we were given assurances by the European Commission that together with the PRB (Performance Review Body) they are willing to really discuss the safety issues and our views on their unrealistic cost efficiency targets.”

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