Romanian air traffic controllers stage 4-hour strike

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Posted: May 30, 2017 8:33 AM

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian air traffic controllers staged a four-hour strike on Tuesday to demand better working conditions, leading to some cancellations and delays.

Transport Minister Razvan Cuc said the strike ended after officials struck an agreement with trade unions.

Six flights were canceled and seven were delayed at Bucharest's Henri Coanda Airport in the first two hours of the strike. More than 300 flights were scheduled to fly to or from the airport Tuesday.

Reports said there were also delays at Cluj airport in northwest Romania and Iasi airport in the northeast.

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The transportation ministry has asked a Bucharest court to declare the walkout illegal, and a ruling is expected later Tuesday.

Air traffic controllers are required by law to ensure the safety of a reduced number of flights crossing Romania during the walkout.