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.