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Labor party fear for flight safety

The Norwegian Labor party is afraid that the proposed massive cuts and demanning in Avinor will decrease the flight safety in Norway.

Avinor is responsible for air traffic control services in Norway, and the company will now ask 25 percent of their employees to resign in order to save NOK 400 million (USD 57 million) annually. The Labor party fears that the cuts will affect the flight safety, reports the Norwegian television channel, NRK.

The restructuring process in Avinor, formerly known as Luftfartsverket, leads the government owned company to cut more than 700 man years. The Avinor management denies that the reduction of employees will affect the flight security, but the Labor party disagree.

Ola Skodje in Norsk Tjenestemannslag, one of the labor unions, said that the management has refused to give the representatives more time to study the cut back suggestions.

“We need more time to evaluate if it is at all secure to carry through with the suggestions,” Skodje said.

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