Colombia’s air traffic controllers union begin ‘work to rule’ in support of Avianca pilots (

October 10, 2017

Three weeks after 730 Avianca pilots affiliated with the ACDAC union walked-off the job causing widespread disruptions, on Monday, travelers in Bogotá’s El Dorado airport were subject to further delays when air-traffic controllers began a ‘work to rule’ action in support of the pilots.

The Asociación Colombiana de Controladores de Tránsito Aéreo (Acdecta) began slowing operations in support of the striking pilots, despite a ruling last week by a Bogotá court that the Avianca pilots strike is illegal.

The air traffic controller’s union released a statement Monday in which they claim Colombian workers are being targeted in an aggressive way, yet also point-out that the so-called “regulation operation” – or work to rule – will in no way affect international safety procedures and the “normal operation of airports.”

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