Iceland Air Traffic Controllers Protest Privatization

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With the new year, the administration of Iceland's air traffic control system shifted to a new public corporation, Flugstodir ohf, and controllers are apparently not happy about the change, which affects salaries and pension funds. About 60 of the controllers said they would resign on Jan. 1, which an Iceland Express official said would have "catastrophic" effects on the aviation system. But the two sides have been in talks since Sunday, trying to resolve the issues. It's unclear whether controllers have walked off the job, but Iceland Review says that since Sunday, air traffic has been managed by a "back-up plan" and there has been no disturbance of flight activity.