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Controllers’ Strike Disrupts Flights Monday, Tuesday

November 13, 1988

ROME (AP) _ The state-run Alitalia Airlines and its domestic subsidiary ATI announced that dozens of flights will be canceled Monday and Tuesday due to strikes called by air traffic controllers.

All national and international flights to and from Milan, Turin, Genoa and Pisa will be canceled Monday during the scheduled walkout by controllers in northern Italy from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, flights to and from all Italian airports, including Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport, will be canceled because of a nationwide strike from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The controllers are seeking pay raises and improved working conditions and are striking to protest the breakdown in talks for a new contract. Contract talks between the unions and management broke down Saturday night.

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