Controllers’ strike looms at Air Malta

Controllers’ strike looms at Air Malta

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Air Malta has lost its bid in court to stop airline operations controllers from taking industrial action.Airline operations controllers will be deciding how to proceed now that Air Malta has lost its court bid to stop them from taking industrial action, Times of Malta has learnt.Sources said the Association of Airline Operations Controllers (AAOC) was due to meet soon to decide on what action to take after a judge threw out the national airline’s request for an injunction.Mr Justice Joseph Micallef ruled that the air carrier had not satisfied the requisites that were prescribed by law to sustain its application for the court to order the air traffic controllers not to take any industrial action.The airline filed its application at the end of last month, asking the court to stop the air traffic controllers from taking action that could affect its operations. The request was temporarily upheld, as is usually the case, until both parties were heard by the presiding judge. After hearing their submissions, Mr Justice Micallef ruled against the airline.Lawyer Ian Spiteri Bailey appeared for the airline controllers.Also unresolved is the issue of a five per cent wage increaseThe association registered in industrial dispute with Air Malta over ....


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