Italy faces airport strike Monday

alitaliasmile.jpgItaly faces airport strike Monday

ENAV, the Italian company that provides Air Traffic Control (ATC) service, has confirmed that there will be a strike of ATC personnel in the tower at Ciampino-G.B. Pastine International Airport in Rome on Monday, Feb. 29 from 12:00-16:00 UTC. The strike will affect arriving and departing traffic. 

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Unions to strike against British Airways

ba2.jpgUnions to strike against British Airways

Rome, February 25 - The transport locals of CGIL, CISL and UIL union federations on Thursday called a four-hour March 18 strike at British Airways in protest against the airline's plan to fire 40 out of its 95 employees in Italy.

The strike from 10:00 to 14:00 local time will affect British Airways employees throughout Italy and at all airports.

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Cochin Airport Staff Strike May Spoil a 'Smooth Flight'

cochin.jpgCochin Airport Staff Strike May Spoil a 'Smooth Flight'

KOCHI, INDIA: A section of ground-handling staff who launched an indefinite strike at the Cochin International Airport demanding payment of arrears of their wages and a renewal of the contract on working conditions and wages, have decided to intensify the strike in the wake of the official apathy towards their demands.

As part of strengthening the strike, which began on  February 15, the striking staff, attached to a private agency, have begun a relay indefinite strike in front of the airport. Anwar Sadat MLA, who inaugurated the agitation, said that he would apprise the Chief Minister about the details of the dispute between the company and the striking staff. 

Besides, all contract staff at the airport will also strike work on March 15.

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Swedish SAS staff strike keeps flights grounded

SAS.jpgSwedish SAS staff strike keeps flights grounded

Domestic flights and services to Finland have been cancelled by the airline as union representatives seek a new agreement with bosses.

Passengers travelling between some Swedish cities and to Finland have so far been affected by the strike, which got under way at Monday 7am. 

Flights to and from Stockholm and Kalmar, Visby, Åbo and Vasa were called off in the Monday morning. Later on Monday, four evening flights from the Swedish capital to the latter three destinations were also cancelled after afternoon crunch talks between union representatives and the airline failed to arrive at a resolution.

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Korean Air Lines Pilots Vote to Strike

koreanair.gifKorean Air Lines Pilots Vote to Strike

Korean Air Lines’ unionized pilots agreed on Friday to strike after weeks of voting by the union resulted in a majority saying “yes” to strike.

If the strike goes ahead, it would be Korean Air’s first such work stoppage since 2005, when a four-day walkout disrupted flight services, costing the company about 67 billion won ($54 million) in losses because of disturbances including canceled flights, the airline claimed.

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Thai budget carrier Nok Air cancels flights over pilot strike

nok.jpgThai budget carrier Nok Air cancels flights over pilot strike

Thai budget airline Nok Air cancelled nine domestic flights yesterday (Feb 14) after some pilots went on strike, the airline's chief executive said.

About five pilots went on a strike after the airline tightened its aviation standards to comply with the European Aviation Safety Agency, disqualifying some pilots, Nok Air CEO Patee Sarasin told local media.

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Air Traffic controllers in Belgium to embark on a strike

brussels.jpgAir Traffic controllers in Belgium to embark on a strike

Air traffic controllers in Belgium are planning industrial action from February 15, local media reported on Friday.

According to the media, the action by staff at Belgocontrol will not have any impact on passengers or airport traffic. However, unions have warned of a strike “if management do not follow up on our demands”.

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PIA's flight operations restored after 8 days of strike

pakistan.jpgPIA's flight operations restored after 8 days of strike

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees Tuesday ended their nine-day long strike spurred byplans to privatise the national carrier, saying their representatives would immediately hold talks with the government.

Airports have been enmeshed in chaos nationwide since the strike kicked off that grounded international and domestic flights and left thousands of passengers stranded.

Last week, two employees were killed and several others wounded at Karachi’s international airport when clashes broke out between security forces and staff.

"We are calling off the strike today," Sohail Baloch, the chairman of PIA’s joint action committee of employees, told a press conference in Karachi on Tuesday.

Baloch also encouraged his colleagues to return to their jobs with "full commitment and spirit".

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