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Air traffic control protest to disrupt flights on Monday
Delays and cancellations are likely for some Belgian flights on Monday due to ongoing industrial action by air traffic controllers.
A trade union representing workers at air traffic control operator Skeyes - formerly known as Belgocontrol - has announced a work-to-rule in protest at short-staffing.
"There is a lack of staff everywhere," said Kurt Callaerts from the CSC Transcom union. "Normally everyone has the right to take two days off a week and 11 hours off between two shifts. But controllers sometimes work up to 12 days in a row. It's unacceptable and it's not good for safety."
He added: "We will decrease air traffic, we will delay flights but we will not carry out a total strike."
Anyone flying on Monday should check with their airline before travelling. Skeyes chief executive Johan Decuyper condemned the industrial action, which he said would have a "heavy impact on Belgian airspace".