Air Traffic Control Taken over by Spain's Military
Air traffic control in Spain was taken over by the nation's military Friday after civilian traffic controllers called in sick as part of an ongoing strike. The controllers are locked in a dispute with Spanish airport authority Aena. The Associated Press reported Friday that the strike closed eight airports, including the major hub of Madrid's Barajas airport, o

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Wildcat air traffic strikers halt take-offs in Spain
Wildcat air traffic control strikers shut down the skies above Spain on Saturday in defiance of jail threats and despite the military taking command of national air space.

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Spain stops air traffic control strike with threats of prison
Associated Press MADRID — Spain’s government halted an air traffic control strike Saturday by imposing an emergency decree to threaten the disgruntled employees with prison terms under military law. Flights resumed, but hundreds of thousands of travelers remained stranded at airports.

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