Olympic Airlines Pilots strike

One more reason why you want to be sure that you have plenty of time between connections if you are flying on two diffrent airlines.

Pilots’ protest disrupts Olympic Airlines flights

The Associated Press
Published: July 20, 2007
ATHENS, Greece: Flights by national carrier Olympic Airlines were delayed by up to two hours Friday, following industrial action by the company’s pilots, the airline and Athens International Airport said.
Olympic’s pilot union was protesting the company’s decision to lease planes during the peak summer season and use overseas pilots to fly them, instead of company employees.
The two-hour industrial action Friday took the form of a work-to-rule protest, when employees perform their minimum contracted work duties.
“Olympic Airlines management regrets the disruption, and is making every effort to ensure passengers reach their destinations,” a company statement said.
“There have been problems with flight schedules because the (pilots’ union) launched protests almost without warning,” the statement said.
Most flights affected were domestic services.
Pilot union officials could not be reached for comment, and it was not immediately clear whether the protest would continue Saturday.

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