Air France staff threaten January strike action
UGICT-CGT, the largest of the two unions, has called for a strike on January 28 to protest the job cuts as well as the legal action taken against five employees involved in an October 5 attack on Air France officials after the airline presented its restructuring plan.
The union is also protesting the airline’s plans to spin off some of its operations.
“In 2016 we’re letting nothing go,” the union wrote in its call for action.
UPDATE JAN8: STIKE CANCELLED!
Histadrut Union Declares Strike: Ben Gurion Airport To Shut Down
Israel’s largest labor union has called for a strike for Wednesday morning. This comes at one of the busiest times of the year when tens of thousands of Christians come to Israel to celebrate Christmas.
Barring a last minute deal the strike will include workers at Ben Gurion airport, El Al, government offices, hospitals and schools.
The airport has been making plans in advance to allow more than 5000 passengers to depart before the 6:00am deadline.
El Al Pilots Once Again a No-show at Ben-Gurion
Flights from Ben-Gurion International Airport to New York and Brussels were canceled on Monday after El Al pilots failed to show up, while last minute changes were made for flights to Barcelona.
Pilots failing to show up for flights are nothing new at El Al. Just last week, a flight from Beijing to Tel Aviv was canceled after El Al pilots there took slowdown measures.
While El Al treats these instances as work disruptions, the Histadrut labor federation asserts they are “most likely a technical problem in assigning pilots.”
Virgin Atlantic’s Hong Kong crews call strike tomorrow
Hong Kong-based Virgin Atlantic cabin crew will stage a wildcat strike starting tomorrow, in a bid to stave off job losses announced by the British airline last month.
Travellers flying Virgin Atlantic this Christmas are being warned the London flight may not take-off as a result of the industrial action which will start on December 21st until January 1st.
Action is being taken after the company sacked 50 older cabin crew based in Hong Kong in a cost-cutting drive.
PIA employees to go on strike
The Pakistan International Airline employees will hold a strike for three hours everyday, starting from Tuesday, Aaj News reported.
The employees will stage protests outside the airports all over Pakistan.
To protest the privatization of national carrier PIA’s privatization, employees will boycott work from 8:30 am to 11:30 am every day.
Chile threatened by airport strike ahead of holidays
Workers tied to Chile's civil aviation authority announced a 48-hour strike for Thursday and Friday this week, potentially causing airport chaos just as the country gears up for the Christmas holidays.
In September, a 24-hour strike stranded thousands of passengers and led to long lines at airports, after a majority of workers affiliated with the DGAC, or civil aviation authority, went on strike to demand improved benefits and working conditions.
After two months of negotiations, DGAC workers, which includes air traffic controllers, said on Monday that they had rejected the government's proposal for a state subsidy to improve their pensions.
"The workers agreed to go on strike for 48 hours on Thursday and Friday," union head Jose Perez told Reuters.
"Unless there is an improvement in the government offer very soon, the stoppage will go ahead," he said.
UPDATE: Chile's airports to resume normal operations as strike ends
Chile's Defence Minister said the government and workers tied to the civil aviation authority reached an agreement Sunday, ending a four-day strike that forced airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and left thousands of passengers stranded.
Lufthansa Facing Another Strike This Week
Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa is facing another strike this week in an ongoing labor dispute with flight attendants.
The cabin crew union UFO said Monday that it would walk out Thursday, Friday and also Monday as it presses its demands, the dpa news agency reported.
UPDATE: Lufthansa cabin crew union calls off this week's strike
Polish national airline to strike on Thursday
A two-hour warning strike to take place between 6:30 and 8:30 am on Thursday was announced last week. The strike was announced by the Union of Cabin Crew and Aviation (which brings together more than 600 people). The chairperson of the Union, Grzegorz Włodek, said that the protest will cause delays in departures, most of them at around 7:00 am. - See more at: http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/229241,Polish-national-airline-to-strike-on-Thursday#sthash.FiaDggaL.dpuf
Possible Italian and French Air Traffic strike.
Maybe there will be a French Air Traffic strike starting on the 17th of November and there has been a call for an Italian National Strike, including Air Traffic personnel on 24th November 2015 from 1200-1600 UTC.
Greek Workers Strike Against Austerity
Police and demonstrators clashed briefly on Thursday during a rally held by labor unions to mark a 24-hour general strike to protest austerity measures imposed under Greece’s international bailout.
The strike, which disrupted hospital, public transport, air traffic, tax offices and other operations, is the first major union action faced by the governing Syriza party, a left-wing group that vowed to end austerity but has had to accept creditors’ demands to keep the euro.
692 Flights Cancelled as Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport Remains Closed
As many as 692 domestic and international flights bound for Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport have been cancelled between Tuesday and Thursday, November 3-5, due to the eruption of Mount Barujari in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
PIA pilots may again go on strike to press for demand
LAHORE - PIA pilots are likely to go on strike once again to press for their demands stating that things can go worse than before, said sources in the airline while talking to this scribe yesterday.
It merits mentioning here that a couple of weeks back pilots had gone on strike in favour of their demands due to which most of the planes of PIA were grounded.
Pakistan Airlines Pilots Association (PALPA) is going to meet on Tuesday (today) at Karachi to chalk out the strategy of future regarding frosty attitude of PIA management towards their demands, said an office-bearer of PALPA.
Australian Airport strike to cause traveller chaos
German Airline Lufthansa's Cabin Crew to Strike for 1 Week
Baggage scanners plan further weekend strike at Stansted Airport
PIA pilots union suspends strike for two days, flight operations resume
Pakistan International Airlines was able to resume its normal operations on Wednesday, almost five days after a tense standoff with the Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA), after the pilots’ union announced that it was calling off its protest until Friday following the Senate’s standing committee’s assurance that their just demands would be considered by the government.
“We have decided to honour the words of the Senate’s standing committee and its Chairman Senator Talha Mahmood and called off our protest till Friday.
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