05/03/2014

Is Merpati Airlines close to collapse in Indonesia?

29-01-2014
Is Merpati Airlines close to collapse in Indonesia?

Regional carrier Merpati could experience its last moments as the airline struggles to survive and has even suspended the payment of its employees. Strikes are now threatening the nearly bankrupt carrier.

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Air Traffic Control strike in Europe on 29th and on 30th Jan 2014

26-01-2014
Air Traffic Control strike in Europe on 29th and on 30th Jan 2014

( air traffic controller is one of the best-paying jobs in de industry, check with google )


Italy
29th Jan: Union called strike from 1200-1600 UTC.
30th Jan: Unions called strike from 1400-1415 UTC.

Update 3 France
French unons have announced participation to the strike from 29th 1800 UTC until 0500 UTC on 31st.

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Portugal
Portuguese ATCO Union called for a strike on 29th January between 0700-0900 and 1400-1600 UTC.

On the 30th January, AIS/COM and Maintenance staff may participate in an industrial action, some disruptions on those services may occur between 1300-1500 UTC.

Slovakia
ATCO Union has announced participation to the strike on 30th January for 2 hours between 0800-1000 UTC.

Czech Republic
ATCO Union has announced support to the strike on 30th January between 0600-1800 UTC with work to rule actions.

Hungary
Based on the preliminary discussion with ATCO Union, support to the action has been announced on 30th January for 2 hours between 0800-1000 UTC.

Austria
ATCO Union has announced participation to the action day on the 30th January for 2 hours between 0800-1000 UTC.

Cyprus
ATCO Union has announced support to the strike on 29th January for 4 hours, between 1300-1700 UTC with work to rule actions.

Malta
Malta Air Traffic Controllers Association (MATCA) has announced support to the strike on 29th January between 0500-1700 UTC with work to rule actions.

Udate 5 Greece
ATCO union has announced participation to the action day on the 30th January for 3 hours between 0900-1200 UTC.

Udate 2 Slovenia
ATCO union has announced support to the strike on 29th of January for 7 hours, between 0600-1300 UTC with work to rule actions.

Update 4 Bulgaria
ATCO Union has announced participation to the action on the 29th and 30th January between 0500-1500 UTC.

All of these plans are subject to change, and cancellation, as the dates creep nearer, the advice as always being to check with your airline.

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New Caledonia air traffic controllers threaten strike

26-01-2014
New Caledonia air traffic controllers threaten strike

Travellers in New Caledonia have been advised to check with their airlines to see if their flights are affected by a strike notice.
Air control staff said last week they would strike from Monday morning (9am NZ time) until Friday afternoon.
However, the civil aviation authority says basic cover will be organised to ensure services from abroad and also within the territory.

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Airports Authority of India employees to conduct ballot to take call on general strike

26-01-2014
Airports Authority of India employees to conduct ballot to take call on general strike

With the government still going ahead on privatisation of six more airports despite general elections around the corner, state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) employees will conduct a "strike ballot" on February 10 to decide on a general strike against the move.

A strike ballot is a secret ballot conducted among members of a union to decide whether to go on a strike or not.

"The government is pushing the privatisation of airports in a great hurry despite the general elections scheduled in April-May this year.

The date of strike will be decided on the outcome of the mandate, the Union said.

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Solomon Island airport closed after plane's landing gear fails

26-01-2014
Solomon Island airport closed after plane's landing gear fails

Honiara International Airport in the Solomon Islands has been closed till further notice following the collapse of the left undercarriage on a Toll cargo plane.

The 737 freighter was on rollout shortly after landing when the right hand main landing gear collapsed, causing the aircraft to slide to a halt on the runway.

No flights can come in to land till this large plane has been removed from the eastern end of the runway.

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French, German ATCs postpone strikes over Single European Sky

25-01-2014
French, German ATCs postpone strikes over Single European Sky

French air traffic controllers SNCTA and German Gdf unions have postponed their strikes originally called for next week. The proposed actions were part of a protest against European Union (EU) plans for a Single European Sky (SES), which will be put to the vote in the European Parliament transport committee Jan. 30.

SNCTA had called for a five-day strike between Jan. 27-31, and Germany’s Gdf, which had planned a solidarity strike for one hour on Jan. 29, also called it off.

It is unclear if SNCTA’s rival union, USAC-CGT, will hold a one-day strike Jan. 30 in France.

Earlier Friday, Lufthansa said it was seeking a temporary injunction at a Munich labor court against the strike. The DFS German air traffic control authority is also seeking an injunction, which will be filed in Frankfurt on Monday.

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South-Africa - Mango strike contingency plan in place to avoid disruptions

24-01-2014
South-Africa - Mango strike contingency plan in place to avoid disruptions

Low-cost airline Mango says it is committed to resolving a wage dispute with its pilots after receiving a certificate of their intent to strike, issued on Friday morning.

Mango spokesperson Hein Kaizer said, “Should industrial action take place, Mango has contingency plans ready to manage any possible disruption to our service.”

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French ATC strike could affect European operations

23-01-2014
French ATC strike could affect European operations

French air traffic controls have called a five-day strike from Jan. 27-31, which could cause major traffic interruptions for European passengers. The strike, called by the union Syndicat National des Contrôleurs du Trafic Aérien (SNCTA), the major union of Air Traffic Controllers (ATCO), could lead to flight cancellations and major delays.

SNCTA said in a statement the strikes are part of protests against the European Union (EU) plans against a Single European Sky, which will face a vote in the European Parliament transport committee Jan. 30.

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European air traffic controllers plan strike

20-01-2014
European air traffic controllers plan strike

European air traffic control strikes have been called for January 29.

This follows confirmation on Saturday that Germany’s air traffic controllers plan to strike for one hour on January 29 in a show of support for the Europe-wide strike that could lead to considerable flight disruption.

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German air traffic controllers to strike on Jan 29

19-01-2014
German air traffic controllers to strike on Jan 29

Germany's air traffic controllers are planning to strike for one hour on January 29, in a show of support for an expected Europe-wide strike that could lead to considerable flight disruption, their union boss said on Saturday.

The Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination(ATCEUC), which represents 14,000 flight overseers across 28 European countries, this week revived plans to strike over planned safety and savings targets by the European Commission, which it says could endanger the safe provision of services.

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SIPTU workers at Aer Lingus & the DAA to ballot for strike action

16-01-2014
SIPTU workers at Aer Lingus & the DAA to ballot for strike action

SIPTU represented workers at Aer Lingus and the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) are to ballot for industrial action over a pensions dispute. The trade union says the action would include a strike.

SIPTU says the companies are refusing to engage in meaningful talks about a deficit in the pension scheme.

It says after three years of an industrial relations process, the pensions crisis has worsened at a time when financial market conditions are improving.

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Argentine Baggage Handlers Go On Strike

15-01-2014
Argentine Baggage Handlers Go On Strike

Flights to and from Argentina's capital Buenos Aires international airport were delayed on Tuesday after a union offshoot representing baggage handlers for national carrier Aerolineas Argentinas went on strike to protest the company s proposal to hire handlers for six-hour shifts.

The strike also extended to the port, where cruise ship passengers waited up to five hours for their luggage.

The Labour Ministry called on the baggage handlers who are part of the APA airline workers union to fulfill the mandatory conciliation order that the ministry had issued on Friday.

At least 3,000 passengers were reported to be stranded because of the difficulties.

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Air India pilots may go on strike today

05-01-2014
Air India pilots may go on strike today

There's trouble brewing in Air India again with the airline withholding payment of flying allowance to pilots this month. The Indian Commercial Pilots Association ( ICPA), a union of erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots, has called an emergency meet on Sunday to decide on "no pay, no work" — a euphemism for strike — with immediate effect.

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Lufthansa faces weekend strike at Paris airport

02-01-2014
Lufthansa faces weekend strike at Paris airport

French unions have called on Lufthansa workers at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris, to strike from Friday morning to Sunday evening in a dispute over outsourcing ground operations, which could cause flights delays and cancellations.

"In the case of a strike Lufthansa flights to and from Paris could be affected," a spokeswoman for the airline said on Thursday.

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