15/09/2014

Air Niugini employees plan strike

10-6-2014
Air Niugini employees plan strike

Papua New Guinea's National Airlines Employees Association is planning to go on strike over the management’s decision to lay off 250 staff.

This was announced last week during an open forum held by employees of Air Niugini in response to media reports that the company was planning to lay off 10 percent of its work force.

“If the management does not meet the demands of the workers within seven days, we will go on strike,” an angry employee said.

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Italian Air Traffice Control on strike June 11

9-6-2014
Italian Air Traffice Control on strike June 11

Italian Air Traffice Control will go on strike on Wednesday from 12:30 - 16:30 local time.
Check your airport and airline.

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Italian Air Traffice Control on strike June 11

9-6-2014
Italian Air Traffice Control on strike June 11

Italian Air Traffice Control will go on strike on Wednesday from 12:30 - 16:30 local time.
Check your airport and airline.

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Lebanon's airport to close down for two hours next Tuesday due to strike

8-6-2014
Lebanon's airport to close down for two hours next Tuesday due to strike

Rafiq Al-Hariri International Airport will shut down for two hours next Tuesday, the Lebanese Air Traffic Controllers Committee said Saturday.
The committee said that halted aviation services, to include arriving and departing flights, would start at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. local time, adding the move is protest against delays of salaries raise and promotions of the public sector in Lebanon.

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Two more strikes planned as Aer Lingus talks collapse

8-6-2014
Two more strikes planned as Aer Lingus talks collapse

Strikes scheduled for Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th of June

Cabin crew at Aer Lingus are to go on strike for another two days later this month in an intensification of the dispute over rosters at the airline.
The trade union Impact, which represents cabin crew, said that talks with the company aimed at resolving the dispute had broken down, and it was serving management with notice of two further one-day strikes - on Monday, June 16th and Wednesday, June 18th.

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Icelandair faces indefinite strike action

8-6-2014
Icelandair faces indefinite strike action

The threat of a potentially lengthy strike hung over Iceland’s national airline,Icelandair, on Friday after the company’s mechanics announced plans for industrial action.

The Icelandic Aircraft Mechanics Association (FVFI) said it would strike for 24 hours June 16, followed by an indefinite strike June 19. The mechanics are seeking higher salaries.

If the strike goes ahead, “it will affect the schedule a lot,” but not necessarily lead to a complete shutdown of the airline’s operations.

UPDATE: Nearly all Icelandair flights cheduled this coming Monday will be cancelled, due to the 24-hour work stoppage to be held by the Air Mechanics’ Union.

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Unions warn of employee strike if Czech Airlines goes through with layoffs

4-6-2014
Unions warn of employee strike if Czech Airlines goes through with layoffs

Czech Airlines (CSA), the Czech national carrier, has announced a new wave of layoffs in response to a drop in customer interest in flights to Ukraine, post-Soviet states and above all Russia.

The ongoing crisis – and violence – in Ukraine is being blamed for a downturn in the fortunes of the airline, whose strategy has focussed increasingly on markets to the east. Flights to Russian destinations in recent weeks have dropped by 10 percent and flights to Ukraine by 25.

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04/09/2014

Flights cancelled at Rome's Ciampino airport because of wildcat strike

4-6-2014
Flights cancelled at Rome's Ciampino airport because of wildcat strike

Passengers at Rome's second airport are facing long lines and flight cancellations because of a wildcat strike by baggage handlers.

The unannounced strike began Wednesday morning at Ciampino, a hub for Ryanair and other discount airlines. About 850 workers of Groundcare, one of seven private companies that handle unloading baggage and cargo at Rome airports, are striking to recover back pay.

Groundcare recently filed for bankruptcy protection.

Ciampino was paralyzed by the dispute, and airport employees passed out water and hotel information to frustrated, stranded customers during the peak tourist season in Rome.

Flights were cancelled into Wednesday evening. Italy's civil aviation authorities were meeting with Groundcare and the workers to try to resolve the dispute.

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Cabin crew strike could ground Air Namibia

2-6-2014
First published:05/30/2014 17:54 Cabin crew strike could ground Air Namibia

The Namibia Cabin Crew Union (NCCU) yesterday confirmed that its 140 cabin crew members would embark on industrial action this morning at 01h00 over discontent with salary regrading.

The strike, which has been a looming threat for the national airline since a Certificate of Unresolved Dispute was issued by the Office of the Labour Commissioner in 2012, could potentially bring Air Namibia’s operations to a standstill.

UPDATE: The strike by Air Namibia’s cabin crew, which commenced on Friday, has been put on hold for now as the airline and the Namibia Cabin Crew Union (NCCU) reached an agreement on Friday afternoon to suspend the strike and to continue negotiations over salary re-grading.

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Darwin Airport shuts and flight chaos across Australia feared as Indonesia’s Sangeang Api volcano spews ash into sky

2-6-2014
Darwin Airport shuts and flight chaos across Australia feared as Indonesia’s Sangeang Api volcano spews ash into sky

The impact could last for days, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss has warned, and could hit other airports beyond Darwin, which is already closed.

The cloud is spreading south towards Alice Springs.

Depending on wind and other weather conditions, the ash has the potential to affect flights to and from other airports, including Brisbane, during coming days.

The cloud has come from Mount Sangeang Api, a volcano off the northeast coast of the Indonesian island of Sumbawa, which blew late Friday and is continuing to discharge debris with further eruptions.

Passengers are advised to check with their airlines for further information.”

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Italian Strike leads to flight cancellations and disruption

29-5-2014
Italian Strike leads to flight cancellations and disruption

A 24-hour strike by Italian ground handlers has led to flight cancellations and disruptions.

Airlines are reviewing their schedules after ground handling staff across Italy announced plans to strike from 00:00am local time on Friday, May 30.

In additiona, both airport and ground handling staff at Milan airports have scheduled a strike from 13:00 to 17:00 local time (12:00 to 16:00 GMT) tomorrow.

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Aer Lingus cabin crew plan a second strike over rosters

28-5-2014
Aer Lingus cabin crew plan a second strike over rosters

Cabin crew are set to announce a second strike of at least 24 hours at Aer Lingus in the wake of this week's work stoppage.

Impact has revealed it will step up industrial action following a one-day work stoppage on Friday, which will ground around 200 flights.

The union said another strike would be announced within a fortnight due to a rosters row.

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Pakistan Air traffic controllers warn of strike

25-5-2014
Pakistan Air traffic controllers warn of strike

Civil Aviation Air Traffic Controllers have threatened to go by the book and withdraw all special cooperation if the CAA does not approve their special cadre which has been pending for years now.

In an emergent meeting held by Pakistan Air Traffic Controller’s Guild (PATG) on the other day at CAA officers mess, Allama Iqbal International Airport, the ATCG discussed their future line of action regarding their demands. All the participants showed their deep concern over the proposed and unjustified promotions of other than ATC officers.

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Strike Action Could Disrupt Brazil World Cup Travel

22-5-2014
Strike Action Could Disrupt Brazil World Cup Travel

It had been anticipated but now the reality is dawning that this summer's World Cup in Brazil may well be disrupted by industrial action.

Today, staff at LATAM which is the airline group for much of South America, announced that unless pay is equalised throughout the group's operating divisions, their staff will strike during the World Cup, bringing airports grinding to a halt and disrupting over 300 international flights, many of which could end up being cancelled.

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Libya closes Benghazi airport due to fighting

17-5-2014
Libya closes Benghazi airport due to fighting

Libyan authorities closed the airport in the eastern city of Benghazi on Friday because of fighting between irregular forces of the self-declared Libyan National Army and Islamist militants, the airport's director said"

We have closed the airport for the safety of passengers as there were clashes in the city.

The airport will be reopened depending on the security situation.

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Iceland government bans Icelandair pilot strikes

17-5-2014
Iceland government bans Icelandair pilot strikes

The Icelandic Parliament has banned all industrial action by Icelandair pilots, according to an airline statement. The Icelandic Airline Pilots Association (FIA) had reportedly planned to strike for nine days between May 9 and June 3, which would have affected 600 flights and 100,000 passengers. The carrier was forced to cancel 26 flights May 9.

If the airline and FIA do not reach an agreement by June 1, an arbitration court will decide pilot wages and benefits before July 1.

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Strikes hit European flights

15-5-2014
Strikes hit European flights

Passengers travelling to and from France are being warend of "extensive delays" today as air traffic controllers join a nationwide strike.

The strike by public sector workers began yesterday and is due to run until tomorrow (Friday).

Eurocontrol said delays would be particularly bad in the south and west of the country.


Meanwhile, flights to and from Italy are due to be impacted by a 24-hour cabin crew strike by a non-recognised union on Saturday (May 16).

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Aer Lingus cabin crew to hold 24-hour strike action

15-5-2014
Aer Lingus cabin crew to hold 24-hour strike action

TRAVEL chaos is looming again for air passengers, as Aer Lingus cabin crew prepare to strike for 24 hours on the June bank holiday weekend

It's the second time in two months that Aer Lingus staff have threatened to go on strike on a long weekend. This time the dispute relates to rostering.

Trade union IMPACT served notice on the airline yesterday, saying hundreds of cabin crew will engage in a stoppage for 24 hours from just after midnight on Friday, May 30. The industrial action will affect all flights to and from Dublin, Cork and Shannon.

UPDATE: More than 30,000 Aer Lingus passengers have been advised to cancel or change their flight plans scheduled for May 30 due to industrial action at the airline.

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El Al pilots on strike don't show up for scheduled flights, strands hundreds at airport

8-5-2014
El Al pilots on strike don't show up for scheduled flights, strands hundreds at airport

Pilots for the Israeli airline El Al refused to show up to work for scheduled flights on Thursday evening, causing delays and stranding hundreds of passengers at the airport.

Pilots claim that since the creation of El-Al's budget airline UP, their working conditions have been downgraded, the report stated.

The airline said in a statement that they were working hard to send out flights as soon as possible.

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Airline passengers face headache over new threat of strike by Aer Lingus staff

7-5-2014
Airline passengers face headache over new threat of strike by Aer Lingus staff

Airline passengers could face a new headache as an Aer Lingus union has threatened strike action this summer, it has been reported.

The IMPACT group, which represents over 1,100 workers, warned that there could be the prospect of a strike over working conditions.

It's the third time the airline has faced a stoppage in just six months. Dublin, Cork and Shannon crews are set to take a ballot over industrial action later this week.

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Icelandair Pilots ‘Very Likely’ to Strike

3-5-2014
Icelandair Pilots ‘Very Likely’ to Strike

Icelandair pilots are demanding a much bigger pay rise than workers in other sectors have been granted and have rejected a new one year contract with a pay increase of 2.8 percent.

The pilots have voted in favor of industrial action, starting with at 12 hour strike on 9th May.

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Montreal Airport workers prepare for strike

30-4-2014
Montreal Airport workers prepare for strike

Blue collar workers at Montreal's two international airports may be walking off the job.
The union representing them says the main issue is travel time to and from worker rest areas.
The union says the airports management wants to include travel time in the workers' 15 minute morning and afternoon breaks. It calls the demand "indecent" and goes contrary to industry standards.

The strike may begin in just a few weeks. It would mostly affect Mirabel's cargo traffic. Passenger flights from Trudeau would continue but there may be some disruptions.

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French pilot unions call for month-long strike

29-4-2014
French pilot unions call for month-long strike

France’s biggest pilots' union issued a call to strike this week that if followed through could see industrial action taking place throughout May. Union bosses, who are unhappy about the rules surrrounding their right to strike, warn the action would cause severe delays.

If you are planning to fly out of an airport in France during the month of May, your best-laid plans might yet be disrupted.

The country’s leading pilots union (SNPL France Alpa) has reiterated calls made earlier in the year for its members to hold a strike between May 3rd and May 30thon several hours each day.

And the reason for their desire to go on strike? The rules surrounding their right to strike.

UPDATE: Friday May 2: The French government seems hopeful that an airline pilots’ strike due to start on Saturday will be called off. The union that called the action, SNPL France Alpa, said it would decide whether to go ahead by Friday midday.

UPDATE2: Friday May 2: Strike is cancelled

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Union could take 1,300 Norwegian staff on strike

17-4-2014
Union could take 1,300 Norwegian staff on strike

Norway's Parat Union has threatened to take more than 1,300 Norwegian Airlines employees out on strike if the airline does not agree to a joint collective bargaining agreement for the cabin crew by April 30.

"The cabin crew may be taken out on strike on April 30," Parat chief Hans-Erik Skjæggerud told E24. "We have not received approval for continued joint collective bargaining agreement for the cabin crew."

UPDATE April 30: The risk of 1,230 Norwegian Airlines' cabin crew going on strike next week has grown after talks between the company and Norway's Parat Union ground to a halt after midnight on Wednesday night without an agreement.

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Malindo Air staff strike over pay dispute

17-4-2014
Malindo Air staff strike over pay dispute

Tempers flared at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) when disgruntled baggage handlers were accused of refusing to unload luggage from a Malindo Air flight from New Dehli.

Mas Zuhairin Zubir, who was among those affected, said passengers had to wait almost three hours for their luggage before they could leave the airport. “The flight arrived on schedule at 6.15am but I only got my bags at 9.07am,” said the training and development manager.

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Air India pilots threaten strike

9-4-2014
Air India pilots threaten strike

A proposal to cut allowances of Air India’s pilots by 15 per cent is leading to resentment among sections of the pilots as they feel that the move will place them below the prevailing pay scales offered by other airlines.

Officials downplayed the possibility of pilots striking work over the issue which could affect the airline’s operations during the summer season.

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Flights cancelled ahead of Milan airports strike

8-4-2014
Flights cancelled ahead of Milan airports strike

Flights have been cancelled ahead of a strike by airport workers at Milan’s two airports on Friday.

Baggage handlers are reported to be planning the walkout between 1pm and 5pm local time at both Malpensa and Linate airports.

EasyJet warned in a posting to passengers on its website: “This will affect flights to and from the Milan airports and unfortunately as a consequence of this we have taken an early decision to cancel a number of flights to allow you to make alternative travel plans during the holiday period.”

The airline added: “We also strongly advise you that if you wish to travel and want to rebook your easyJet flights – you should avoid rebooking flights on the same day as there is some likelihood of further disruption that could cause further cancellations.”

A second wave of strike action is planned between the same times on May 4.

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LATAM Airlines faces Chile cabin crew strike; domestic flights affected

7-4-2014
LATAM Airlines faces Chile cabin crew strike; domestic flights affected

Cabin crew members of LATAM Airlines' Chilean unit will go on strike Tuesday to demand better salary and working conditions, forcing the regional carrier to cancel or reprogram more than 100 domestic flights.

"We were in talks with the company all weekend long, but it was impossible to reach an agreement because of the lack of minimum conditions that we feel are non-negotiable," Giannina Fiora, union leader for cabin crew members of the LAN Express unit, said in an interview.

update: The strike originally planned for Tuesday among LAN Express cabin crew members has been postponed by 24 hours, but the airline has canceled 10 percent of domestic flights this week to minimize the potential effect of a strike that is “likely” to come in the next few days.

Details of flights affected throughout the week can be found on the official website — the airline has promised to refund tickets through the ticket office or call center, and offered a free flight change to passengers within the next 60 days.

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