AlbControl strike, what are the consequences of employees who suspended work

schedule11:37 - 8 Prill, 2021

schedule 11:37 - 8 Prill, 2021

The air traffic controllers of “AlbControl” stopped working yesterday with the main argument of reducing salaries, causing the blocking of flights at the airport “Mother Teresa”.

Prime Minister Edi Rama called on AlbControl employees to end the strike because otherwise they would face criminal proceedings.

The Criminal Code of the Republic of Albania in Article 248 has sanctioned that actions or omissions contrary to the law, which constitute regular non-fulfillment of duty, by a person exercising public functions, is punishable by imprisonment of up to seven years and a fine of three hundred thousand to one million ALL.

However, the Lawyer of the Independent Air Transport Union, Rezart Kthupi, stressed that there is no legal space to bring the controllers to criminal prosecution as they were in conditions of compliance with a legal obligation./