Another Air India staff strike brewing?
There is trouble yet again for the national carrier. And it is brewing within the Air India family. All India Cabin Crew Association has told Headlines Today that they do not rule out striking work in the days to come. AICCA member on condition of anonymity said, "There have been twelve terminations in the last couple of days in Delhi itself. Management says refusal to fly is the reason for the action. But has anyone even bothered to ask on what grounds have the crew refused to fly. The management is painting a false picture. There is rampant corruption in the organisation that is responsible for the present state". The AICCA further states that they are expecting a reply from the MD and if they do not receive a reply then they would be forced to serve strike notice to the management.
Ghana - Air Traffic Controllers On Strike...Hundreds Of Travelers Stranded
Ghana Air Traffic Controllers Association (GHATCA), has declared a partial strike action at various airports in the country.
Hundreds of passengers have been stranded at the Kotoka International Airport due to a sit-down strike by
LOT employees hold strike vote
Labor unions in Poland’s national air carrier LOT Polish Airlines launched a strike referendum on Thursday. They are protesting against the management’s decision to change remuneration rules.
Pilots’ union spokesperson Maciej Farski told the Polish Press Agency that the vote will be held by all union organizations at the airline. He did not specify what form of strike could be carried out if the vote is in favor of a protest.
TWU threatens strike over Qantas job cuts
A major union is threatening strike action after Qantas announced it is axing 5000 jobs over three years.
Transport Workers Union national secretary Tony Sheldon has called on the federal government to meet with the airline to find ways of avoiding the job cuts.
"But if (Treasurer) Joe Hockey's not prepared to do that, then it's industrial action that the workforce should be considering," Mr Sheldon told reporters in Sydney.
"In this country, if the government won't stand up for jobs and for the Australian icon, then we will."
Air Namibia Braces Itself for a Strike
Union calls on Frankfurt airport security staff to strike Friday
German trade union Verdi has called on security workers at Frankfurt airport to go on strike on Friday in a bid to push for higher pay, a move likely to cause widespread disruption at Europe's third largest hub.
The airport employs around 5,000 people in areas such as security controls, freight checks and airport security and services, Verdi said in a statement on Thursday. The strike will begin at 0100 GMT and run until 2200 GMT, the union said. "We believe this could cause significant disruption," Verdi negotiator Mathias Venema said.
Geneva airport shut down due to security incident
Authorities have shut down Geneva International Airport due to an unspecified security incident, likely involving an Ethiopian Airlines flight.
Communications from the airport's air traffic control said the situation was in progress early Monday morning, but did not say what it was.
The airlinereleased a statement Monday morning saying that Flight 702, en route to Rome, was forced to land in Geneva.
The plane had taken off from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. It was "forced to proceed" to the Geneva airport, the airline said.
Volcanic eruption in Indonesia closes 3 airports
Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country's most densely populated island on Friday and closed three nearby international airports.
Jogyakarta, Solo and Surabaya airports were closed due to reduced visibility and the dangers posed to aircraft engines by ash. Virgin Australia said it had cancelled all its Friday flights to Bali, Phuket, Christmas Island and Cocos Island because of the eruption.
Holiday strike for Air France - Transavia pilots
A PILOTS’ strike threatens to cause misery for some families planning a trip abroad during the upcoming school holidays.
The Union of Air France Pilots (SPAF) has called for three days of action between February 22 and 25 over the company’s plans to draft its employees to low-cost subsidiary Transavia, which operates out of Orly.
Fear of airport strikes grow as Dublin Airport Authority staff sanction action
Fears of strike action at the country’s main airports rose today after staff at the Dublin Airport Authority sanctioned both industrial and strike action on foot of a long-running pension dispute.
Trade union Siptu balloted staff at the DAA who are members of the Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme (IASS). The defined benefit pension vehicle serves thousands of former and current staff members at the DAA, Aer Lingus and Shannon Airport.
UPDATE: Shannon Airport join airline staff strike
SIPTU members at the Shannon Airport Authority have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in a dispute over their troubled pension scheme.
French Pilots' Union Calls for Work Stoppages
France's leading pilots' union which represents the pilots of 25 French airlines including the national flag carrier Air France called on its members to stage work stoppages between May 3 and May 30.
Thai Airways trims gains as staff plan 'go slow' protest
Shares of Thai Airways Pcl trimmed earlier gains on Friday after employees of the national carrier said they plan to "go slow" at work next week and call for its chairman and acting president to resign for running the airline into losses.
About 15,000 staff will take part in the partial strike starting on Monday, which could cause some flight delays, labour union president Damrong Waikanee told Reuters.
UPDATE Febr. 9: Rumours of a strike by Thai Airways employees have been denied by the Acting President of the airline, Chokchai Panyayong, forcing him to give an explanation –truthful or not- about the airline’s activity. It shows anyway a deep malaise within Thailand’s national carrier…
Tiger flights under cloud as pilots threaten action
Lufthansa pilots to vote on possible strike