The negotiations have been dragging on for months amid underlying tensions between the Luxembourg Air Navigation Administration and Lux-Airport, according to Paperjam.
A few days after the Department of civil aviation (direction de l’aviation civile, Dac) refused to sign the agreement on the sharing of responsibilities between the administration for aerial navigation (ANA) and Lux-Airport for the certification of the aerodrome, the civil servants stepped up.
After it seemed a consensus was found in July, the representatives of the personnel (RPAA) and of the Luxembourg guild of controllers of aerial circulation (Guilde) stated that the agreement gave exclusive decision-making power on all subjects concerning the airport to Lux-Airport SA. Previously, the consensus found stated that ANA would have the possibility to oppose decisions concerning security at the airport.
In a press statement published on Wednesday 16 August, RPAA and Guilde rebuke a decision of DAC which “leaves aside the compromise of the trade unions, which apparently was acceptable to the government” and state that “a strike seems inevitable.”