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Covid-19 effect on ATC working conditions

Old 11th Jan 2021, 21:05
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Covid-19 effect on ATC working conditions

Hi guys, I was wondering if last year made some effect on our working conditions globally. European (probably not only) traffic went down dramatically and ANSPs lost most of the fees. Did it affect you working conditions? Some spectacular reduction of salary? Reduced staffing? Single Person Operations? Reduced working hours? Unemployment?

Any predictions and hopes as to when things get better?
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 21:23
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Hello. in Ukraine:
Before Covid we had 6 shifts, now we have 12 "half-shifts". Working time and salary cut by 50%.
Sometimes ATCs work ALL night (11 hours on duty) without substitution (lack of stuff in case of 1/2 shift +studing/illness). And administration forbids to issue zero-rate for few hours in such cases. As they are afraid of "Eurocontrol sanctions")))
Fortunately no one fired)
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 23:05
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At many UK airports we have combined radar and tower function, which means fewer bodies in the building and more people on furlough.

The area centers also have sectors permanently bandboxed which results in the same.

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