Chile airport strike

SANTIAGO: With year-end holidays fast approaching, Chileans faced a third day of cancelled and delayed domestic flights on Saturday as airport workers vowed to strike ‘indefinitely’ over pension demands. Hardest hit was remote Easter Island, located in the Pacific some 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometres) west of the mainland, where tourists were stranded at a paralysed airport. Jose Perez, head of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (GDCA) — the group that represents some 3,000 Chilean airport workers — said late Friday that the strike would continue until ‘the government responds in a concrete way’.