Travellers were left stranded at Paphos Airport, Cyprus, on Wednesday, November 2, after ground crew staged spontaneous strike action, local media reported.
The chaos came after a meeting between transport ministry representatives and various trade unions was unable to resolve a dispute over redundancies and salary reductions, according to local media reports.
The strike was announced at 7pm local time, following a two-hour period of staff downing tools while negotiations took place.
Footage shared on Twitter by Dave Sherwood shows a large crowd of people gathered outside Pathos Airport. “Chaos tonight at Paphos airport in Cyprus. Hundreds of UK holiday travellers stranded out side due to a baggage handlers strike… it is unbelievable!” he wrote. Credit: Dave Sherwood via Storyful