Greek traffic controllers suspend strike

Air traffic controllers have suspended a work stoppage scheduled for Thursday at 12:00-16:00 hours, allaying fears that flights from airports around the country would be grounded. At the same time, the Federation of Civil Aviation Unions will stage a work stoppage from 12:00 to 15:00 hours, disrupting Olympic Airlines flights, according to Athens news agency.

The controllers had originally said that they would join a 24-hour strike called by the ADEDY civil servants union on Thursday in which other civil aviation workers will take part.