Spanish Air Traffic Controllers Announce More Strike Action

atc3.jpgSpanish Air Traffic Controllers Announce More Strike Action To Affect Flights On Two Weekends In July

Spanish air traffic controllers have announced more industrial action for two weekends in July, following partial stoppages over four days in June.

Next month, controllers say they will carry out more partial stoppages from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 and Saturday, July 25, and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 12 and Sunday, July 26.

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New French ATC strike action looms

atc.jpgNew French ATC strike action looms

A two-day strike from French air traffic control (ATC) staff over working conditions is set to begin on Thursday (July 2). The strikes, the second this year in France following action in April, could lead to thousands of flight disruptions and cancellations across the country. 

UPDATE: French air traffic controllers call off strike.

Relief for air passengers on Wednesday as French air traffic controllers called off a planned two-day strike that was set to cause travel chaos across Europe on Thursday and Friday.


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Public sector strikes to affect Melbourne airport.

melbourne.jpgPublic sector strikes to affect Melbourne airport.

Victorians should expect disruptions to government services including Medicare, Centrelink and the state's international airport when public sector workers walk off the job for four hours.

Government agencies taking part in the strike include Agriculture, Customs and Immigration, Education, Employment, Environment, Human Services, Veterans' Affairs, Australian Tax Office and the Bureau of Meteorology, among others.

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Paraguayan Government Threatens to Declare Illegal an Airport Strike

paraguay.jpgParaguayan Government Threatens to Declare Illegal an Airport Strike

Paraguayan Government threatened today to declare illegal the airport strike planned for tomorrow and said that the law can be used to make massive layoffs.

The official position was announced by the Ministry of Labour after the negotiations failure with the sector unions. In the negotiations participated the administration of the main international airport, located in this capital.

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Striking Air Madagascar workers vow to push on with action

air madagascar.jpgStriking Air Madagascar workers vow to push on with action

A strike by some workers at Air Madagascar that has grounded most of the state-owned carrier's fleet neared one week, with union officials saying it would continue until the airline addresses their demands.

Last Thursday, strike leader Rado Rabarilala said the action was mostly over what he called poor governance and mismanagement at the airline, which serves 14 cities on the island and 13 foreign destinations.


"The strike will continue until we get something concrete," Rabarilala told reporters late on Tuesday.


Haja Raelison, the airline's chief executive, said if the strike continued, the airline would be unable to pay its bills.

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Ben Gurion baggage handlers disrupt flights

bengurion.jpgBen Gurion baggage handlers disrupt flights

Flights are being disrupted at Ben Gurion Airport: baggage is not being loaded or unloaded.

The reason, according to the Israel Airports Authority workers committee, lies in a temporary shortage of manpower, and not in any labor sanctions.

"Unfortunately, the management did not get ready in advance to take on more manpower before the rise in passenger numbers in the summer months. We call on the management to solve the manpower shortage problem immediately and prevent passengers being harmed," the committee said.

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French air traffic controllers call for strike

atc.jpgFrench air traffic controllers call for strike

Air traffic controllers announced on Tuesday that they will hold a two-day strike early next month to protest their wages.

Just as striking French sailors caused cross-Channel travel chaos around Calais, unions representing the country's air traffic controllers have called for a strike on July 2nd and 3rd.

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Lufthansa Faces Summer of Strikes by Cabin Crew

lufthansacrew.jpgLufthansa Faces Summer of Strikes by Cabin Crew

Lufthansa Airlines faces as many as two and a half months of strikes by its flight attendants after management and the UFO cabin crew union failed to reach a settlement over pay and retirement benefits. The union has set a deadline of June 30 to reach a pact before limited strike action begins on July 1.

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Aberdeen Airport staff vote for strike action in run up to summer holidays

aberdeenairport.jpgAberdeen Airport staff vote for strike action in run up to summer holidays

Aberdeen International Airport is thought to be facing disruption early next week after staff members voted on strike action over a pay dispute. Thirty-two employees could stage a 24-hour walkout from 4am on Monday, while June 22, June 29, and July 6 have also been earmarked for possible “no shows”. The strike action involves security officers, electricians and firefighters who were balloted by the Unite union.

They have also been encouraged to take part in take part in shorter bursts of strike action, withholding their labour for the first two hours of their shifts.

The airport has advised passengers to check its website for updates.

UPDATE June 12: Strike planned for Aberdeen International Airport (AIA) early next week has been called off.

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