Romania’s Tarom cancels four flights due to flight attendants’ protest
Pilots to strike at Lufthansa on Monday and Tuesday
German pilots' union VC called a strike at Deutsche Lufthansa for Oct. 20 and 21, targeting the airline's Airbus 320 planes as well as Boeing 737s.
The union said on Sunday the walkout would last from 1100 GMT on Monday until 2159 GMT on Tuesday.
The pilots are in dispute with Lufthansa's management over retirement benefits. The union said the strike would affect all short- and mid-distance Lufthansa flights fromGermany.
Pilots at Lufthansa's budget airline to go on strike
German pilots at Lufthansa'low-cost unit Germanwings are to go on strike on Thursday as a dispute over an early retirement scheme drags on.
The strike, the seventh at Lufthansa this year, will last for 12 hours from 1000 GMT (11.00 BST) until 2159 GMT on Thursday, affecting flights across Germany, the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) trade union said in a statement on Wednesday.
Lufthansa's VC pilot union planning more strikes
Lufthansa pilot unionVereinigung Cockpit (VC)is planning more strikes within the next several days in its ongoing protest overtransition payments for early retirees, a VC spokesperson was quoted by several German media outlets as saying.
Last week, Lufthansa Cargo pilots went on a two-day strike, but this action did not have a big impact on Lufthansa operations.
VC said it plans to show “a more dominant signal” for the next strike, and remains willing to talk to Lufthansa management, but so far no solution has been reached.
Brussels Airport problems during Belgium school-holiday.
Belgian police is planning a "work to rule action" from Saturday October 25 until Sunday November 2, at Brussels airport Zaventem. All arriving and departing passengers will be checked. Delays and possibly also cancellations will be the result.
SAS strike affects flights in Copenhagen
Easyjet cancels flights ahead of Italy strike
Ben Gurion Workers May Go on Strike Again
Workers at Ben Gurion Airport are gearing up for another strike – this time on their own behalf. Unionsrepresenting workers on Sunday held an emergency meeting, which union officials said was a prelude to declaring a work action – a required step before calling a strike.
A strike, if it does take place, will only occur after the holiday season in two weeks, officials said.
Greece’s Air Traffic Controllers Announce 48-hour Strike
Beginning on Saturday, October 4, the Greek Air Traffic Controllers’ Association has scheduled a 48-hour strike of the country’s airports.
According to a press release, the Association decided to protest against a ministerial decision that gives the Public Debt Management Agency access to airport fees.
UPDATE Oct. 3: Greek air traffic control strike cancelled
A planned strike this weekend by Greek air traffic controllers has been called off after it was declared illegal by an Athens court.
Lufthansa pilots threaten strike as talks fail again
German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said it was planning further industrial action at Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) after talks over an early retirement scheme once again broke down.
The union, which has already held four strikes so far this year over the matter, said it would give notice of any strikes.
UPDATE Sept 29: The German pilot union, Vereinigung Cockpit, announced Monday that Lufthansa pilots will stage a strike between 0600 GMT and 2100 GMT Tuesday.
Czech Airlines stewards threaten strike over layoffs
Czech cabin crews on Wednesday threatened to strike after the troubled Czech Airlines (CSA) said it would lay off almost a third of its total staff amid thinning passenger demand.
The national carrier, which is co-owned by Korean Air, announced earlier Wednesday that it would sack around 70 pilots, 150 stewards and 60 administration staff.
CSA attributed the layoffs to having to sell the six Airbus A320 planes in its fleet, as well as a slump in flights to Russia because of the crisis in Ukraine.
The Czech Cabin Crew Union told AFP a strike is "definitely an option" but refused to say when it might take place or what would avert it.
Police strike, chaos at Brussels Airport.
Today the Belgium Police is on strike. Very long queues at border control for arriving passengers at Brussels-Zaventem airport.
UPDATE: Msg from Brussels Airport: All boxes are open and the queue should be gone soon. Sorry for the inconvenience. The reason for the chaos is not the police strike, but to many planes arrived at the same time. (?)
So, mistake from Belgium newspapers?
(First published on august 26) Air France pilots threaten strike
AIR FRANCE pilots are set to strike next month in an ongoing dispute over reorganisation plans for the company.
The National Union of Pilots (SNPL) yesterday promised that it would file notice of its members’ intention to strike on Thursday.
Jean-Louis Barber, president of SNPL France Alpa said: “We will file a notice on Thursday… because the threat to our jobs is too great.”
UPDATE: Second pilots’ union joins Air France strike call
A second pilots’ union has joined calls for a strike at Air France on 15-18 September. Like the largest union at the company, the SNPL, it wants the same conditions for pilots in all branches of the company.
UPDATE Sep. 28. Air France pilots strike cancelled
Ben Gurion Airport Workers to Strike for 3 Hours
Employees of the Ben Gurion International Airport will Thursday morning for three hours, beginning at 11:00 a.m. During the strike, planes will not take off, and passengers landing in the airport will not receive their luggage.
Several of Romania’s Tarom internal flights get cancelled due to employee protest
Lufthansa pilots to strike again if offer falls short
Lufthansa's pilots, holding their third walkout at the German airline within a week on Wednesday, said they remained ready to strike again if an updated offer on an early retirement scheme promised by Lufthansa did not go far enough.
Lufthansa pilots will hold an eight-hour strike on Tuesday, wiping out flights from its Frankfurt hub, union Vereinigung Cockpit said on Monday, announcing the fourth strike by the pilots to hit the German airline within three weeks.
The proposed strike on Tuesday will run from 0700-1500 GMT, the union said. There will be no flights from Lufthansa's main hub Frankfurt and no long haul flights using Airbus A380, A330 and A340 planes, and Boeing B747s.
Lufthansa pilots to strike at Munich airport on Wednesday
Lufthansa pilots will hold a eight-hour strike at Munich airport on Wednesday, union Vereinigung Cockpit said on Tuesday, the third strike by the German airline's pilots within two weeks.
The pilots are seeking to increase the pressure on Lufthansa in negotiations over an early retirement scheme. They held a strike at its budget carrier Germanwings at the end of August, followed by a walkout at Frankfurt last week.
The proposed strike at Munich, Lufthansa's biggest airport behind Frankfurt, will run from 0800-1600 GMT, the union said.
Heathrow baggage handlers to strike on Friday
Italy faces air traffic controller strike on Saturday
Lufthansa Pilots to Stage 6-Hour Strike Friday
A union representing pilots at Lufthansa says they will stage a six-hour strike Friday, targeting short- and medium-haul flights from Frankfurt.
The Vereinigung Cockpit union said Thursday the strike will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (1500 to 2100 GMT; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT). It will involve pilots on Boeing 737, Airbus A320 and Embraer planes scheduled to depart Germany's busiest airport, which is Lufthansa's main hub.
Employees of Sri Lanka's International Airport threaten to strike
A civil aviation sector trade union affiliated with the Ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party has vowed to lead its employees at the Colombo International Airport to strike work unless authorities take prompt actions to remove the security chief at the airport.
The president of the Airport & Aviation Union M.W.B. Muhandiram said that the security chief, Chinthaka Kumarasinghe has attacked an employee under him who is also a heart patient.
He said the trade union has made a written request from the Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority to remove the official and the employees would strike from September 09 unless the problem is rectified.
Strike at Belfast International Airport
Swissport workers are to go on strike at Belfast International Airport.
The four-hour walkout will take place from 4am next Monday and follows a 94% vote for industrial action in a recent ballot conducted by Unison.
Pilots of Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings to strike
Pilots of the Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings are to strike on Friday in pursuit of their demands for better early retirement provisions, their union announced on Thursday.
The pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit said in a statement it is "planning... strikes for all Germanwings flights departing from all German airports between 6:00 am and midday" (0400-1000 GMT).
Protests hit Argentina ahead of national strike
Argentine workers began picketing and blocking roads Wednesday ahead of a 24-hour national strike Thursday to demand higher wages and tax breaks in a country that is experincing one of the world’s fastest rising inflation rates.
The strike will ground air traffic, subways and trains and shut down banks, cargo transport, gas stations, ports, restaurants, trash collection, hospitals and schools.
Lufthansa talks fail, pilots threaten strike at height of holidays
Pilots for German airline Lufthansa announced their imminent intent to strike, at the peak of the European summer holidays, after declaring contract talks at an impasse.
The most recent work stoppage in April cause 90 per cent of Lufthansa flights to be cancelled, and the airline said its losses were in the tens of millions of dollars.
Current talks with the company over pension issues have failed, the pilots‘ union said. A union spokesman said stoppages could begin immediately, but promised to give enough notice to avoid leaving passengers stranded at airports.
Chaos in Milos Airport due to Traffic Controller’s Sickness
At the peak of the tourist season, when a record number of tourists have arrived in Greece, an unexpected problem ruined the good image of the Greek island of Milos.
On August 20, the morning flights from the island to Athens and vice-versa were cancelled because the only civil protection officer, who is also the air traffic controller of the airport, suffered low back pain and was transferred to Milos hospital.
Chaos broke out in Milos’ airport because there is no one to replace the employee who had to take a leave of absence for a few days. Yesterday’s morning flight was cancelled and there is no information about what will happen next.
Madrid airport staff to strike in late August
Staff at Madrid's Adolfo Suárez Barajas airport have called a strike for the last weekend of August to protest the privatization of Spain's state-owned airport operator.
AENA staff called off their initial strike for August 15th and 17th but have now decided to hold it from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st.
Flights begin to normalize after Argentina pilot strike
Argentina’s flag carrier flights began to normalize at noon today after the AAA, the APLA and the UALA unions, three major pilots groups among air traffic workers, complied with the mandatory conciliation declared this morning by the Ministry of Labour.
The pilots had launched a strike at 7 am today demanding salary talks to be resumed. Aerolíneas Argentinas (AA), in turn, said the walkout “broke” current wage agreements.
All domestic flights, as well as those to Santiago de Chile and Asuncion, were cancelled.
Gatwick airport baggage chaos: holiday-makers 'face flying without luggage'
Holidaymakers face flying without their luggage on one of the busiest weekends of the year as baggage handlers suffer a critical shortage of staff, airlines have warned.
Travellers flying from Gatwick this weekend can expect chaotic scenes because Swissport, the baggage handling firm, does not have enough workers to load and unload planes. Two airlines warned that difficulties at the airport could worsen over the next four months because airlines are locked in to contracts with Swissport.
The problem is most acute at weekends because the firm is using staff on zero-hours contracts who do not wish to work anti-social hours, it is claimed.
Airlines using Swissport at Gatwick for baggage handling services include British Airways, Virgin, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Thomson.
French airport strike set to hit big getaway
Anyone heading to the airport to catch an Air France flight on Saturday should brace for delays after ground staff unions called a strike in protest over deteriorating working conditions.
The walkout is expected to last from 1am until midnight on a key getaway day for holidaymakers.
Orly and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airports in Paris will be particularly affected, while regional airports will also experience disruption.