Canadian air traffic controllers fed American counterparts because of the shutdown
Canadian air traffic controllers are unable to remain indifferent to the plight of their American counterparts, who because of the shutdown do not receive a salary, CNN reports, citing President of the Canadian Association of air traffic controllers (CATCA) Peter Duffy.
Staff at the control centre in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) first came up with to send to your colleagues in anchorage (Alaska, USA) a pizza party in solidarity with them. I liked the idea of canadian air traffic controllers in other cities of Canada, and for the last four days almost 50 American centers of air traffic control in various cities in the United States was delivered over 350 pizzas from canadian colleagues.
Huge thank you to our Union brothers and sisters at @CATCA5454 YYZ Tower for sending us pizza last night!! #NATCA #CATCA #unionstrong pic.twitter.com/S6erEK6FpG
— NATCA EWR (@NATCAEWR) 13 Jan 2019.
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The campaign is gaining momentum, it is actively discussed in the network, increases public support. Thus, a donor wishing to be anonymous, listed the $500 to pay for the pizza for this event, another canadian — paid lunch for the two control centers air traffic in Arizona, thanking them for what they “care about migratory birds from Western Canada who are coming to Arizona for the winter.”
Recall that due to the ongoing from December 22 to the shutdown — the partial suspension of the Federal government on the background is not resolved disagreements between Congress and the White house about the funding of the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico — without a paycheck almost 800 thousand American civil servants. This includes 24 thousand employees of the Federal aviation administration (FAA), of which 10 thousand are air traffic controllers.