Civil Aviation employees carry out strike

The Union of Employees of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) organized a one-hour token strike at Kuwait International Airport to highlight their demands. Protest leaders warned that unless their demands were met by the management the strike would be repeated for two-hours next week.

Head of the Union of Civil Aviation Workers, Jaber al-Azmi, said the employees were demanding unified allowances for all staff members working shifts.

However, the Deputy Director-General of Kuwait International Airport, Saleh Al-Faddaghi, said the strike did not impact airport traffic with flights landing and taking off on schedule.

In a press release, he stated that the airport witnessed 19 scheduled flights, including five incoming flights and 14 departing ones. Al-Fdaghi praised all personnel and employees at the air facility who maintained the regular operations, and also affirmed the keenness on “enhancing the employees’ skills and preserving their rights.”

The DGCA declared, two days ago, that shifts’ payments were unified for personnel
working at the airport, the observation post and the radar.