Strike News

Strikes continue on Southern rail in the UK

Strikes continue on Southern rail in the UK

11th Oct 2016 Rail News

A series of strikes on Southern trains in the UK has begun as a long running dispute over the role of guards on-board. Three days of industrial action began at midnight and is set to continue until Friday morning. Southern said it expected to run nearly two thirds of its services over the period.

Virgin Trains East Coast staff walk out on strike

Virgin Trains East Coast staff walk out on strike

3rd Oct 2016 Rail News

Members of the RMT trade union working on Virgin Trains East Coast have begun a 24-hour strike. The action is the latest in a long-running dispute over jobs. The union said about 1,800 members, including train crew and some drivers, were taking part in the industrial action.

French strikes likely to hit Euro 2016 flights

French strikes likely to hit Euro 2016 flights

Ryanair has called again on the European Commission to take action to prevent the skies over Europe being closed once more by French air traffic controllers’ union strikes, targeting the European Championships. Ryanair has been forced to cancel 44 flights on Tuesday, to/from and over France, in what will be the 50th French strike since 2009, and tenth in the past 12 weeks.

Railway workers take strike action in France

Railway workers take strike action in France

31st May 2016 Rail News

Railways workers in France have walked out on strike in a dispute over labour reforms in the country. Unions are concerned over proposed plans to make it easier to hire and fire employees. The strikes are expected to cause disruption across the French rail network today.

Lufthansa cancels 900 flights as strike action bites

Lufthansa cancels 900 flights as strike action bites

9th Nov 2015 Airline News

German flag-carrier Lufthansa has cancelled more than 900 flights today as cabin crew walk out on strike. Lufthansa said 929 of the 3,000 planned scheduled flights to or from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich would be cancelled today, affecting 113,000 passengers.

Strikes continue at French ports for third day

Strikes continue at French ports for third day

1st Jul 2015 Cruise News

Passenger at the Port of Calais continued to be hit by disruption this morning as a strike by ferry workers entered a third day. MyFerryLink workers walked out on Monday over the sale of the company’s ferries to the rival firm DFDS Seaways. The sale is expected to be completed tomorrow, when MyFerryLink will also cease operations.

CalMac cancels Scottish ferry services as strike begins

CalMac cancels Scottish ferry services as strike begins

Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services have been cancelled after the Rail & Maritime union called staff out on strike in a dispute over the potential sale of the organisation. Two thirds of ferry services on the west coast of Scotland have been suspended as a result. The strike, which started at midnight and will last for 24 hours, follows two days of work to rule at the ferry company.

New strikes hit flights at Lufthansa

New strikes hit flights at Lufthansa

1st Dec 2014 Airline News

German flag-carrier has been hit by new strike action from pilots, with more than 1,350 flights cancelled today as a result. Talks between the pilots’ unions and the airline collapsed earlier, unable to reach an agreement in a row over retirement benefits.