By Libya Herald reporter.
26 February 2017:
Libyan air traffic controllers are threatening nation-wide industrial action because of what they say is the refusal of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) to pay for new equipment and training.
In a statement issued today by the General Workers Union, the air controllers say that if the CBL continues to delay making the payments they will take industrial throughout Libya that will effectively close down the airspace and stop all local and international flights.
Air traffic controllers have been complaining about the lack of equipment and training for five years. It has resulted in a series of strikes. The last planned national strike, in October 2015, was averted at the last minute when the traffic controllers opted to suspend their planned action.