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Airport strike cancels flights in Guyana

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Airport strike cancels flights in Guyana
Associated Press
2009-02-01 12:24 AM

A strike by air traffic controllers in Guyana is forcing the cancellation of flights in and out of the South American country.

Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines has canceled at least three flights because the country's main international airport closed overnight.

Workers began the strike Friday night to press their demands for higher salaries and more hiring to ease staff shortages. The long-running dispute has involved at least two other stoppages over the last year.

Civil aviation chief Zulfikar Mohamed said Saturday that officials are looking for a way to avoid closing the airport after midnight. He says senior staff members are filling in and a new group of controllers is in training.

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Airport strike cancels flights in Guyana
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2009-01-31 18:29:02 -

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) - A strike by air traffic controllers in Guyana is forcing the cancellation of flights in and out of the South American country.

Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines has canceled at least three flights because the country's main international airport closed overnight.

Workers began the strike Friday night to press their demands for higher salaries and more hiring to ease staff shortages. The long-running dispute has involved at least two other stoppages over the last year.

Civil aviation chief Zulfikar Mohamed said Saturday that officials are looking for a way to avoid closing the airport after midnight. He says senior staff members are filling in and a new group of controllers is in training.

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