Air India pilots’ union to hold secret ballot on strike
State-run Air India Ltd may see turbulence ahead as one of its pilot unions is all set to roll out a secret ballot, starting on Monday, on whether to declare a strike at India’s oldest airline.
In a letter dated 28 August, the Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA) told its members that “the central executive committee is of the strong judgement to declare strike”, adding that “a secret ballot is called for this purpose from 31 August to 6 September for a mandate as the Constitution of ICPA”.
Ben Gurion airport workers to strike Sunday morning
The Israel Airports Authority workers committee will hold a two hour strike at Ben Gurion airport on Sunday morning between 10 am and midday. Flights to and from the airport will be halted by the workers in an act of solidarity with Israel Broadcasting Authority employees who are threatened with layoffs.
Groundforce Portugal handlers strike at end of month.
Workers for airport ground handling company Groundforce have submitted a pre-warning of strike action to be held at the end of this month, on 29 and 30 August.
Holiday HELL as Spanish airport workers announce September strikes
Spanish airport handlers have called a strike targeting top tourist hotspots in the country.
Three unions representing the workers have announced four stoppages starting next Friday.
They'll take place at Madrid airport on September 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 4.30am to 7.30am and again from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Strikes have also been called at Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga and Majorca's Palma airport.
The Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association is seriously considering going on a strike.
The Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association (PALPA) is seriously considering going on a strike if the management of the national airline continues to implement its plan of putting pilots on contract basis.
Converting pilots’ jobs into a contract is not only a safety risk for flying community but will also put the pilots in distress, the organization said, “We have decided to go on a strike if the management refuses to consult us on the contracts issue.”
Flight attendants at Czech airline CSA to go on 3-day strike
Flight controllers in Romania to go on general strike next week
Stansted could face chaos as luggage scanners announce a bank holiday strike
Anyone hoping to make the most of the end of the summer could face bank holiday misery after it was revealed staff at Stansted Airport are gearing up to strike over a pay dispute.
The workers, who operate the security scanners for luggage at Stansted airport, have rejected a 1.5 per cent pay rise offer.
The strikers, who are all members of the GMB union, intend to take industrial action on August 23 and on Bank Holiday Monday.
The industrial action on Sunday 23rd will take place from 3.45am to 1.00 pm and also on Monday 31 between 3.45am to 11.59pm.
Baggage handlers’ strike could cause chaos at Malaga airport
IBERIA baggage handlers at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport have been called out on strike on August 21 and 28 by the UGT trade union.
Airlines which could be affected by the announced strikes include Iberia, Vueling, Tui Group, British Airways and Turkish Airlines.
The union explained that it felt forced to call the strike in protest as more than 10 per cent of staff were off sick and regardless of the hectic rhythm of work at the busy airport, nobody had been taken on to cover leaves.
Spanish air traffic controllers could strike again in September
Spanish air traffic controllers will suspend strikes in August to avoid disruptions in one of the busiest months for tourist arrivals, but could resume them in September, unions said on Monday.
Controllers held four days of partial strikes in June and July in protest against sanctions by airport operator Aena on 61 air controllers in Barcelona.
Bali flights disrupted by erupting volcano again
Flights in and out of Bali run by Virgin Australia and Jetstar have been cancelled today due to further disruptions caused by a volcanic ash cloud.
While other services, for example with Emirates, KLM, Korean Air and national airline Garuda are still operating, Virgin said the eruption and unfavourable winds made for unsuitable flying conditions on Wednesday morning and urged customers in Bali not to travel to Denpasar airport until they had a confirmed rebooking.
Greek Air Traffic Controllers strike on Wednesday August 5.
The Greek Air Traffic Controllers Association (GATCA) regrets to announce a 4hour premonitory strike on August 5, 2015 between 14:00 – 18:00 local time (GMT +3) expecting from the government the initiation of the legal process for the creation of an independent and sustainable Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) in accordance with the provisions of the relevant EU legislation and best practices, as discussed and promised in the recent past.
We sincerely hope that the government, within the context of the reforms in the public sector, will respond accordingly otherwise we shall be forced to continue with industrial actions within August.
Brussels airport security will work to rule on Monday.
Brussels Airport's e-gates suffer embarrassing glitch. Two Unions decide to begin to work to rule, starting Monday.
Long waiting lines are expected.
Flights from Rome airport suspended due to brush fire nearby
Departures from Rome’s Fiumicino airport were suspended on Wednesday because of smoke from a firenearby.
The fire was burning in a forest of pine trees near the airport, pictures posted on the internet showed.
Keep Europe’s Skies Open
Keep Europe’s Skies Open is an online petition established by Ryanair to prevent Europe’s consumers from having their travel plans and holidays cancelled by tiny groups of Air Traffic Control (ATC) unions going on strike and closing the skies over Europe.
Read all on: http://www.keepeuropesskiesopen.com/
Alitalia pilots set for 24-hour strike
Alitalia pilots and flight attendants will stage a one-day strike from midnight on Thursday after the flagship airline refused to sign an agreement promising to maintain staff levels.
Alitalia flights to and from airports across Italy, apart from Venice and Bologna, will be affected,
Air Traffic Controllers in Romania To Go on 2-Hour Strike Wednesday Noon
Air traffic controllers in Romania plan to hold a two-hour warning strike on Wednesday.
The strike will be held between 11:00 and 13:00 on Wednesday.
Talks between theair traffic controllers’ union and the management of Romania’s Air Traffic Services Administration (ROMATSA) on a new collective labor agreement collapsed on Monday, according to local news portal ziare.com.
Indonesian volcano ash closes 5 airports
Czech Airlines flight attendants voting on strike
Flight attendants at Czech Airlines (ČSA) have started to vote on calling of strike for raising wages after their February cut, flight crew trade union (OOPL) leader Petra Posová told the Czech News Agency.
More strikes loom at Lufthansa after talks with pilots fail
Talks between Lufthansa and pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit about taking a pay dispute to mediation have failed, raising the prospect of strikes at the height of the summer travel season, the union said on Monday.
Lufthansa and its pilots have been trying to agree a mediation process to end a long-running pay dispute, which has already caused more than a dozen pilot strikes since April 2014.The VC union said Lufthansa had not wanted to discuss all disputed topics and that an agreement to hold off on strikes until the end of July was no longer valid.
"A new escalation of the dispute has therefore become more likely," the union said in a statement.
Summer holiday plans could be ruined by easyJet cabin crew strike
Danish unions: Ryanair strike from July 18
The Danish unions have now formally announced their intent to initiate a strike against Ryanair starting July 18, following yesterday's ruling from the Danish Labour Court allowing them to take 'industrial action' against the airline.
Update july 8: Swedish unions have announced plans to join a Danish strike against Ryanair which could see the budget airline pull out of Scandinavia's biggest airport.
Update July 10: Ryanair shuts Copenhagen base to avoid strike
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair on Friday announced the closure of a recently opened base in Copenhagen to avoid a strike by Danish unions, but said it would continue to fly from the airport.
Spanish Air Traffic Controllers Announce More Strike Action To Affect Flights On Two Weekends In July
New French ATC strike action looms
A two-day strike from French air traffic control (ATC) staff over working conditions is set to begin on Thursday (July 2). The strikes, the second this year in France following action in April, could lead to thousands of flight disruptions and cancellations across the country.
UPDATE: French air traffic controllers call off strike.
Relief for air passengers on Wednesday as French air traffic controllers called off a planned two-day strike that was set to cause travel chaos across Europe on Thursday and Friday.
Public sector strikes to affect Melbourne airport.
Victorians should expect disruptions to government services including Medicare, Centrelink and the state's international airport when public sector workers walk off the job for four hours.
Government agencies taking part in the strike include Agriculture, Customs and Immigration, Education, Employment, Environment, Human Services, Veterans' Affairs, Australian Tax Office and the Bureau of Meteorology, among others.
Paraguayan Government Threatens to Declare Illegal an Airport Strike
Paraguayan Government threatened today to declare illegal the airport strike planned for tomorrow and said that the law can be used to make massive layoffs.
The official position was announced by the Ministry of Labour after the negotiations failure with the sector unions. In the negotiations participated the administration of the main international airport, located in this capital.
Striking Air Madagascar workers vow to push on with action
A strike by some workers at Air Madagascar that has grounded most of the state-owned carrier's fleet neared one week, with union officials saying it would continue until the airline addresses their demands.
Last Thursday, strike leader Rado Rabarilala said the action was mostly over what he called poor governance and mismanagement at the airline, which serves 14 cities on the island and 13 foreign destinations.
"The strike will continue until we get something concrete," Rabarilala told reporters late on Tuesday.
Haja Raelison, the airline's chief executive, said if the strike continued, the airline would be unable to pay its bills.
Ben Gurion baggage handlers disrupt flights
Flights are being disrupted at Ben Gurion Airport: baggage is not being loaded or unloaded.
The reason, according to the Israel Airports Authority workers committee, lies in a temporary shortage of manpower, and not in any labor sanctions.
"Unfortunately, the management did not get ready in advance to take on more manpower before the rise in passenger numbers in the summer months. We call on the management to solve the manpower shortage problem immediately and prevent passengers being harmed," the committee said.
French air traffic controllers call for strike
Air traffic controllers announced on Tuesday that they will hold a two-day strike early next month to protest their wages.
Just as striking French sailors caused cross-Channel travel chaos around Calais, unions representing the country's air traffic controllers have called for a strike on July 2nd and 3rd.
Lufthansa Faces Summer of Strikes by Cabin Crew
Lufthansa Airlines faces as many as two and a half months of strikes by its flight attendants after management and the cabin crew union failed to reach a settlement over pay and retirement benefits. The union has set a deadline of June 30 to reach a pact before limited strike action begins on July 1.