'It's Unbelievable': Travel Chaos at Paphos Airport as Ground Crew Stage Strike

Travellers were left stranded at Paphos Airport, Cyprus, on Wednesday, November 2, after ground crew staged spontaneous strike action, local media reported.

At least 20 flights were affected with both EasyJet and Jet2 acknowledging their flights were among those cancelled.

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

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