Tripoli, 10 May:
Air-traffic controllers staged a strike at Tripoli International Airport on Thursday. Some 50 percent of flights were said to have been . . .[restrict]hit. Frustrated air passengers were forced to wait out the strike at the airport.
Strikers are demanding higher salaries and better service contracts. They have also called for repairs to radar equipment.
They claimed that the Minister of Transportation, Yousef Weheshy, had been notified of their demands, but that he had not responded to them.
They added that an official from the Interior Ministry had been sent to negotiate with them their demands. They say they will continue with the strike until their demands are met.