This means Air Traffic Controllers will be forced to work under intense conditions with unrealistic rosters.
Medical evidence shows you need realistic breaks between shifts, length of time between runs of consecutive shifts and clear days-off.
You must perform at your best every shift - tiredness results in rising stress levels and ultimately lower productivity.
Air services have already flagged they want drive a cut in real wages.
"There comes a point in your training where you’re not allowed to make mistakes anymore. That’s fair enough because we have people’s lives in our hands - but even the training is stressful!"
"When there’s an emergency, like loss of pressurisation, cabin fire, engine failure - we are trained to respond. I rely on my training and my experience. I connect with the pilots on the flight deck and try to anticipate their needs."
"Our workload increases significantly when there’s bad weather or delays. All the flights are dodging the weather. They all want to go in that same airspace – to get clear of it. We manage daily challenges associated with level occupation and volumes of traffic"
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