01.03.2015

Nigerian Air traffic controllers may begin strike tomorrow

NIGERIA.jpgNigerian Air traffic controllers may begin strike tomorrow

Members of the Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) may embark on strike tomorrow to protest the spate of failures of navigation equipment within the Nigeria’s airspace.

A statement signed and issued by the President and General Secretary, Victor Egaru and Olawode Banji, respectively, they described as disheartening, how the collapse of navigation equipments like the CNS/ATM in the last two months has increased the workload of both ATCs and Pilots.

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Cathay pilots' work-to-rule protest 'causing flight cancellations and delays'

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Cathay pilots' work-to-rule protest 'causing flight cancellations and delays'

Cathay Pacific bosses say pilots engaged in a work-to-rule campaign are forcing flight cancellations and delays by taking sick days in unusually high numbers, which the airline has dubbed "tactical sickness".

In a strongly worded memo, flight operations director Captain Richard Hall told cockpit crew that high sickness levels ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday suggested the industrial action was "morphing into something else".

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28.02.2015

Threat of Easter walkout at Dundee Airport

highland.jpgThreat of Easter walkout at Dundee Airport

Strikes could see Dundee Airport grind to a halt over Easter in a dispute over pay.

 

Prospect Union will hold a ballot early next month that could see security staff strike at Dundee, Inverness and many smaller airports.

The staff work for AMSL which is now part of Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd and want wage parity with other HIAL staff.

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27.02.2015

Easter strike threat at Sumburgh Airport

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FLIGHTS in and out of Sumburgh and other airports across the region face disruption this Easter after security staff announced plans to ballot on strike action.

Members of the Prospect union said they had run out of patience with management at Scottish government-owned Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd after five years of failed negotiations on equal terms and conditions.

Around 160 employees will ballot on industrial action next week, with a work to rule starting as early as the first weekend of April, which is Easter.

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26.02.2015

Sun Country pilots authorize strike action

suncountry.jpgSun Country pilots authorize strike action

Sun Country Airlines pilots have voted to authorize union leaders to call a strike if they can't reach a federally-mediated contract agreement with management.

The Air Line Pilots Association says 100 percent of Sun Country pilots voting on the strike agree to authorization. That includes 209 pilots.

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24.02.2015

Swedish cabin crew plan 'sympathy' walkout

norwegian1.jpgSwedish cabin crew plan 'sympathy' walkout

The Swedish Pilot’s Union has pledged to mount a sympathy strike in support of staff working for budget airline Norwegian, if a planned walkout goes ahead over the border this Sunday.

The Swedish union on Tuesday said its staff would strike on March 4th if Norwegian pilots stayed away from work this Sunday.

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Norwegian faces first ever pilot strike

norwegian.jpgNorwegian faces first ever pilot strike

Norwegian Air Shuttle could see its first ever strike by pilots on Sunday, if it fails to end more than three months of fruitless negotiations and strike a deal with unions.

Halvor Vatnar, leader of the Norwegian Pilot Union, said that he did not believe that the company’s chief executive Bjørn Kjos had any intention of meeting his members half way. 

UPDATE: Possible Strike by Norwegian Pilots from Saturday February 28th

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SAS strike cancels Copenhagen flights

SAS.jpgSAS strike cancels Copenhagen flights

In their third strike in eight months, SAS baggage workers walked off the job at Copenhagen Airport on Tuesday. Although they returned after less than two hours, delays and cancellations are expected throughout the rest of the day.

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17.02.2015

Flights cancelled as air traffic strike in Italy looms

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Airlines have been forced to cancel and reschedule flights today in the face of a strike by Italian air traffic controllers.

The four-hour walk-out from midday will affect flights to and from the country and those flying in Italian airspace.

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16.02.2015

Airport Auth. of India employees to go on strike against airport privatisation

india.jpgAAI employees to go on strike against airport privatisation

Employees union of state-run airports on Monday called an all-India strike on March 11 to protest against the Government's move to hand over airports, in which it has already invested Rs 5,000 crore public money, to private operators.

The decision to strike work was taken at a meeting of the joint forum of Airports Authority of India (AAI) associations and unions held last Friday, Airports Authority Employees Union General Secretary and Joint Form member Balraj Singh Ahlawat said in a letter to the Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Monday.

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12.02.2015

Delays, flight disruption as Paris airport workers strike

cdg1.jpgDelays, flight disruption as Paris airport workers strike

Paris airport workers were due to go on strike Thursday to protest a salary freeze, in a work stoppage that will lead to delays and flight disruption.

The strike by employees of the Aeroports de Paris (ADP) group that manages three airports serving the French capital -- Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Le Bourget -- begins at 1100 GMT Thursday and is due to last 24 hours, the DGAC civil aviation watchdog said.

Delays are expected at the main Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, and some 20 per cent of flights there are expected to be postponed or cancelled on Friday morning, it added.

No disruptions are expected at Orly, however.

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11.02.2015

Pilots' Union Calls Two Day Strike At Germanwings

germanwings.jpgPilots' Union Calls Two Day Strike At Germanwings

Pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has called a two-day strike at Lufthansa's Germanwings short-haul budget airline as a long-running row over retirement benefits and the airline's low-cost expansion plans enters a new year.

The pilots said the strike would run from midnight local time on the night of Wednesday February 11 until 23:59 on Friday February 13.

The VC pilots staged 10 strikes last year, affecting hundreds of thousands of passengers.

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08.02.2015

Security personnel at 3 German airports to go on strike

airportbags.jpgSecurity personnel at 3 German airports to go on strike

Security personnel at three regional airports in Germany are set to stage a strike over their wages, in a move which is expected to create long delays for tens of thousands of passengers.

The one-day strike that is set to start on Monday in Hamburg, Stuttgart and Hanover airports, has been called by the Verdi trade union.

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29.01.2015

Spanish airport operator unions call 25-day strike from IPO debut

madrid.jpgSpanish airport operator unions call 25-day strike from IPO debut

Labour unions at Spanish airport operator Aena (IPO-AENA.MC) have called a 25-day strike from Feb. 11, the day the state will list 49 percent of the company on the stock market in its biggest privatisation in 18 years.

Strike days will be taken between Feb. 11 and Aug. 25, a union source told Reuters on Thursday.

 

Industrial action, called by Aena workers' two main unions to protest the privatisation, will hit maintenance, power and fire fighting services, among other key airport areas, the source said.

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28.01.2015

One-Day Strikes Planned for Duesseldorf, Cologne Airports

verdi.jpgOne-Day Strikes Planned for Duesseldorf, Cologne Airports

Germany's ver.di trade union says private security personnel at the country's Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports will stage a one-day warning strike Thursday in an ongoing dispute over wages.

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15.01.2015

Italian strike set to disrupt flights

alitaliasmile.jpgItalian strike set to disrupt flights

Flights to and from Italy are expected to be disrupted by a strike by air traffic controllers on Friday.

A union representing Italian air traffic workers has called for its members to walk out on January 16 from 12.00 to 16.00 GMT.

All airlines travelling to and from Italy and through Italian airspace will be affected by the four-hour stoppage.

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