Tag: strike

Ryanair Threatens to Cut German Jobs as Strike to Ground 150 Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Ryanair says it will cancel 150 flights out of 400 scheduled to fly to and from Germany on Wednesday due to a 24-hour strike by pilots and cabin crew. German pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has called on Ryanair to agree to mediation in its dispute over pay and terms, but there has been disagreement […]

Pilot Strike Forces Ryanair to Cancel Another 250 Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Another 250 flights have been added to the list of Ryanair cancellations as the German Pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) confirms that pilots will be taking strike action this Friday after a 96 percent majority of Ryanair pilots employed in Germany voted in favor of a walk out. The VC pilot union has called for […]

Airlines Submit a Complaint to the EC Over Rise in ATC Strikes

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a bold move, International Airlines Group (IAG), easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air have all submitted complaints to the European Commission (EC) in relation to France and the current disruption being caused to flights by the country’s striking air traffic controllers (ATCs). Already this year French ATC strikes have risen 300% compared to the whole […]

Air France CEO Steps Down after New Strike Hits the Airline

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France KLM shares slumped on Monday after the company’s chief executive said he would resign following the rejection of a pay deal by the airline’s staff continuing their industrial action in pursuit of a 5.1% pay rise. A series of Air France strikes—13 one-day walkouts so far in recent weeks—have cost the company at least […]

Air France Strike Will Affect 75% of Its Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute A 28% of Air France’s staff is planning to strike on February 22, 2018. The French carrier stated it will operate 75% of its flights amidst the protest. Worker unions representing Air France pilots, cabin crew, and ground staff, called the strike amid demands for a 6% pay rise, which the airline has refused to […]

Spirit Pilots Vote To Authorize Strike If Mediation Fails

Reading Time: 2 minutes After contract negotiations broke down Sept 9, pilots for Fort Lauderdale-based Ultra LCC Spirit Airlines voted unanimously Sept. 13 to authorize a strike if further mediation efforts are unproductive. According to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), which represents Spirit pilots, if and when the National Mediation board (NMB) decides that additional talks are ineffectual, […]

British Airways Cabin Crew Begin 16-Day Strike Over Wages

Reading Time: 1 minute After 26 days of strike action taken already this year in connection with a protracted pay dispute, BA cabin crew began a further 16-day strike at 00:01hrs on July 1, which will last until 23:59hrs on July 16. The strike is being held by members of the Unite union who work on both long-haul and […]

Etihad-Backed Alitalia Forced To Cancel 60% Of Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Italy’s flagship airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of its flights on Wednesday due to a strike over plans for the troubled airline to slash over 2,000 jobs, according to Arabian Business and AFP. The strike, called by several trade unions, had been expected and the company managed to offer alternative flights to […]

Finnair Hit by Strike at Helsinki Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finnair has confirmed that it will have to cancel more than 90 of its flights through its home hub of Helsinki Airport 17 March because of a strike at Finland’s biggest air gateway. The strike, to be held between 3pm and 7pm Eastern European Time (EET, two hours ahead of UTC), does not involve Finnair […]

French Strikes Triggered More Than 830 Flight Cancellations

Reading Time: 1 minute A five-day French air traffic control strike has already triggered more than 830 flight cancellations over the first two days and, separately, Finnair has warned of considerable disruption March 10. Lobby group Airlines for Europe (A4E) said more than 400 flights were canceled March 6, followed by a further 430 flights on March 7 as […]