The Russian Transport Ministry proposes to work out a compromise agreement with the Federation of Air Controllers' Trade Unions to end the hunger strike staged by air controllers, said Chairman of the Transport Ministry's Department of the State Civil Aviation Service Yury Meleshko.
According to him, a preliminary agreement on holding negotiations between the Russian Transport Ministry and the Federation of Air Controllers' Trade Unions has been reached. The negotiations are scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, December 25th.
Meanwhile, according to Chairman of the Federation Sergei Kovalev, on Tuesday air controllers from Chelyabinsk, Ufa and Tyumen have joined the mass protest rally. All in all, air controllers from about 40 cities went on hunger strike.
Air controllers demand a 30% pay rise, meanwhile the Transport Ministry is ready to concede only 15.7% claming that in case of further increase the Ministry will fail to implement measures for maintaining flight safety and do civil aviation planes repairs.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part