Ryanair Ground Crew At Madrid Call Indefinite Strike
Ground staff handling Ryanair flights in Madrid have called an indefinite strike at the airport of Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas starting on Saturday 30th May in protest at what the trades unions refer to as "the working conditions, abuses and threats to which they are subjected".
The company says flights will continue as normal.
Holiday flight chaos as Spanish air traffic controllers plan four days of walkouts
Spanish air traffic controllers have announced four days of walkouts as a protest at the treatment of colleagues in Barcelona.
The two-hour stoppages are planned for June 8, 10, 12 and 14.
They are scheduled to take place in the morning and afternoon on the four strike days.
UPDATE June 4: THE Public Works and Development Ministry has ordered a minimum service of 70 per cent during strikes called by air traffic controllers in Spain this month. Enaire controllers will be striking between 10am and noon and 6pm and 8pm on June 8, 10, 12 and 14 to protest over a decision by Enaire company, which is part of Aena airport authorities and controlled by the ministry, to punish 61 controllers from the Barcelona Control Centre for closing air space in 2010 and its refusal to reinstate one of the workers.
Belgian airspace closed after technical issue
Belgian airspace was closed on Wednesday morning due to a technical problem at air traffic controller Belgocontrol, European air traffic authority Eurocontrol said.
"Brussels flight information region is closed, - electrical failure," Eurocontrol said on Twitter.
Pay strikes halt flights at Libya’s main airports
Libya’s three main airports cancelled flights on Tuesday morning because of strikes by ground staff complaining they have not been paid for two months, airport officials said.
Flights at Tripoli and Labraq were due to resume on Tuesday afternoon but Mohamed al-Ayab, one of the protesters at Misrata airport, said more strikes would happen throughout the week until their demands had been met.
Greece: civil aviation staff to hold strike on May 31-June 1
The Greek Federation of Civil Aviation Authority Unions (OSYPA), which does not include air-traffic controllers, on Friday called a 48-hour strike for May 31 and June 1, a walkout that could cause disruption for those travelling over the Whit Monday long weekend. It remained unclear whether domestic and international flights would be cancelled as air-traffic controllers have not indicated that they will join the action.
Nigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisis
Nigerian airlines grounded flights Saturday and radio stations were silenced as a months-long fuel shortage aggravated by striking oil tanker drivers worsened in Africa's biggest oil producer.
Alitalia Pilots and Stewards Going on Strike Monday
Travel headaches may abound at airports across Italy on Monday when Alitalia pilots and stewards who are members of the ANPAC union conduct a 24-hour strike that will result in flight cancellations.
In a statement, the flagship Italian airline called the forced flight cancellations “disrespectful” in light of the fire that occurred in Rome’s airport two weeks ago, which is still causing air travel disruptions. The carrier added that the layoff threat is false, and these issues have already been resolved with other unions that represent most of their pilots and flight attendants.
SAS: Negotiations with the Pilots’ Unions in Final Phase
SAS is in the final negotiations with the Swedish pilot union SPF and the Norwegian pilot union NSF. SAS’ firm intention is to reach an agreement in the negotiations, but in case of a possible industrial action passengers will be mostly affected in Sweden from May 21.
SAS has currently signed new Scandinavian collective bargain agreements with over half of the SAS pilots. Negotiations are now underway with the assistance of mediation with the Norwegian pilot union NSF and the Swedish pilot union SPF. Both unions have announced a strike from Thursday May 21 if no agreement is reached.
In order to avoid that travelers and co-workers become stranded during an eventual strike, SAS takes precautions and cancels about 110 flights tonight and tomorrow May 21.
UPDATE: Strike among pilots at Scandinavian airline SAS ends
Cathay Pacific flight attendants plan August strike
Cathay Pacific flight attendants are stepping up their industrial action to protest cuts in salaries and benefits for cabin staff, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Wednesday.
They are planning a strike for the end of August after a 41-hour sit-in at the arrival hall of Hong Kong airport.
More than 600 members of the flight attendants’ union took part in the protest.
UPDATE May 29: Cathay’s cabin crew call off strike
Strike warning from Slovenia's Adria’s cabin crew.
Adria’s cabin crew said it plans to go on strike on June 1. The Cabin Crew Union notes the airline’s management has failed to respond to warnings regarding a number of workplace violations. For its part, the carrier says it will review the strike demands in the coming days and remains hopeful the action can be averted.
Belgium Air traffic controllers threaten to strike in June
The Christian Air Traffic Controllers Union ACV Transcom has said that it is considering going on strike next month. This is against what it describes as 'unrealistic savings' that the Federal Government is asking the air traffic control authority Belgocontrol to make. ACV Transcom says that it intends to meet with unions from a number of other European countries next week to decide whether to take industrial action.
Air traffic controllers went on strike twice for two hours at the end of June last year, much to the annoyance of holidaymakers and business travelers. The union is in favour of coordinated action with air traffic control unions from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and Switzerland. Whether any action will be taken will be decided on at a meeting of union representatives of all six countries on 18 May.
UPDATE MAY 20, European air traffic controllers call of strikes against European Union reforms in the sector, for now
Risk of SAS pilot strikes in Sweden and Norway
SAS is having staff problems in both Sweden and Norway, Jyllands-Posten reports.
Negotiations between SAS and the company’s pilots in Sweden have broken down and the pilots have warned of strike action from May 21.
There is also the risk of industrial action from the company’s Norwegian pilots, following a breakdown in negotiations yesterday for a Norwegian collective working conditions agreement.
Aer Lingus cabin crew ballot for strike action over roster row
Aer Lingus cabin crew are balloting for strike action in a row over rosters which triggered a stoppage at the airline last year.
The move comes as the Government is considering whether to sell its 25% stake in the airline to IAG, though it is understood that the takeover bid is not on the agenda for tomorrow's cabinet meeting.
The IMPACT trade union, which represents most cabin crew, has issued ballot papers to members outlining a number of grievances which will trigger industrial action if not addressed by management.
The ballot is expected to take three weeks.
Rome airport closed after terminal fire
Rome’s main airport was closed on Thursday after a fire broke out in a baggage storage area but there were no serious injuries, officials said.
The airport would remain closed until 2 p.m. (1200 GMT), they said.