Strike ended Saturday
18 June 2007
BRUSSELS (AP) – Security personnel at Belgium’s second largest airport agreed Saturday to call off their two-day strike, which forced the cancellation of numerous flights and stranded thousands of weekend travellers.
Budget airline Ryanair, which uses Charleroi as a hub, said it had scrapped all weekend flights out of the airport because of the strike, adding it would only resume service Monday.
Unions agreed to a negotiated settlement with transport ministry officials offering better job security. The strike action was called to protest privatisation of security staff at the Charleroi airport.
Charleroi is home to numerous budget airlines like Ryanair.
Brussels international airport at Zaventem was not affected and was able to take the redirected traffic.
[Copyright AP 2007]
Subject: Belgian news