Perth airport strike looms ahead of AFL GF
PERTH airport workers are refusing to rule out a strike over the AFL grand final weekend as a wage dispute with oil giant Shell continues.
AIRCRAFT refuellers unanimously voted to take protected industrial action against employer ZIP Airport Services, owned by Shell, in a secret ballot earlier this week.
Transport Workers Union of Australia state secretary Tim Dawson said members were now considering when they would strike, and refused to rule out the possibility of industrial action falling on grand final weekend.
Vanuatu airport workers threaten to strike
Workers at Vanuatu's airports have threatened to go on strike over a lack of continuity in senior management.
The National Workers Union have issued a one-month notice that all members at Airports Vanuatu Limited are preparing to walk off the job.
Australian airport delays expected as immigration, border protection strike over pay and conditions.
Delays are expected at airports around the country as Immigration and Border Protection staff strike over pay and conditions.
The strikes, which include Border Force employees, began at international airports in Cairns, Perth and Darwin on Wednesday and will continue until Friday.
The four-hour work stoppages have been taking place in the early mornings and evenings.
Another round of walk-offs is scheduled in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from Monday. Times for next week's strikes have not yet been set.
Chile airports strike grounds tens of thousands
Airport workers staged a 24-hour strike Tuesday in Chile, grounding flights across the country and disrupting travel plans for an estimated 70,000 passengers.
"The situation at the airports is calm despite (the strike), which affects 100 percent of our airports, where departure operations have been cancelled," said the director general of the civil aviation authority, Maximiliano Larraechea.
He told journalists that airports would only handle arriving flights and emergency air traffic.
Finnair: Strike to affect thousands of travellers
Spanish air traffic controllers call new strikes
Spanish air traffic controllers will restart partial strikes in the coming weeks in protest against sanctions imposed by airport authorities on some staff, unions said on Monday.
Controllers will strike between 0600 CET and 1800 CET (0400 GMT to 1600 GMT) on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, the USCA union said in a statement. It had suspended industrial action in August, one of the busiest months for tourist arrivals.
update: Spanish air traffic controllers have called off a new 12-hour stoppage planned for October 3
Stansted airport security workers vote for fresh strike action
AIRPORT workers have voted to strike in a dispute over pay.
Up to 30 GMB union members who operate the security scanners at Stansted Airport will walk out at the weekend.
They want a 3 per cent pay rise and have rejected the company’s 1.5 per cent offer.
The first strike will take place on Saturday, September 12, from 3.45am until 23.59pm, the second will happen from 3.45am until 1pm on Sunday, September 13.
Lufthansa Pilots' union threatens renewed strikes.
Pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) threatened renewed strike action at Lufthansa , saying the German flag carrier had rejected its offer of concessions in a long-running dispute that has cost the airline hundreds of millions of euros.
Walkouts could start any time and could hit Lufthansa, its cargo arm Lufthansa Cargo and its budget carrier Germanwings, VC said in a statement on Wednesday.
Lufthansa denied it had turned down the offer and said it regretted that VC had declared the negotiations a failure. "We hope that talks can resume," a spokesman for Lufthansa said.
UPDATE SEP 7: Deutsche Lufthansa pilots are set to go on strike Tuesday after the German airline's executive board rejected a proposal from trade union Vereinigung Cockpit last week, the union said Monday.
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 strike will affect Menzies Barcelona-El Prat on 6th , 7th , 13th , 14th , 20th , 21st , 27th and 28th September, also in two time bands: from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 18.00 to 20.00 local time. In Málagaairport, the strike is called for dates 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September between 8.00 and 12.00 hours and from 18.00 to 21.00; on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th September the time bands affected are from 8.00 to 11.00 and from 20.00 to 23.00. InAlicante and Palma de Mallorca, the strike will be held on 7th , 9th , 14th , 16th , 21st , 23rd , 28th and 30th September, from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00.
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.