Civil Aviation Authority employees announce indefinite strike to protest relocation

Employees at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced an indefinite strike and abstention starting on Monday and filed an injunction against two ministers, as a reaction to the relocation of their offices from the premises of the former Athens airport in Hellinikon.

In the injunction filed by their union against Infrastructure and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis, Administrative Reconstruction Minister Olga Gerovassili and the head of CAA, Konstantinos Lintzerakos, employees state that they “will not participate, or cooperate and refrain from any action aimed at moving them from their present workplace before their labor rights have been fully secured.”

It said the union has repeatedly tried to discuss relocation of CAA’s services for many years “without any results” and warned that the fragmentation and separation of services will make it “practically and virtually impossible” to ensure a smooth continuation of the provided services and “jeopardizes the security of civil aviation”.

The headquarters of CAA are moving to make way for the residential and tourism project at Hellinikon by Greek developer Lamda.