Air traffic control union warns overtime and shortages are compromising agency


Airservices Australia denies there is any shortage of controllers, despite struggle to fill shifts

Australia’s air traffic control agency is relying on hundreds of hours of overtime as it struggles to fill shifts in airport towers, a union analysis of internal rostering documents shows.

The staff union representing the nation’s air traffic controllers, Civil Air, has warned that understaffing problems at Airservices Australia are so severe they threaten to undermine its ability to provide air traffic services.

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