Strike News

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

31 May 2016 Rail & Coach 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

9 November 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

1 July 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

1 December 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.

Air France pilots return to work despite lack of strike deal

Air France pilots return to work despite lack of strike deal

29 September 2014 Airline News

Pilots at troubled flag-carrier Air France have ended a 14 day strike which had grounded half of the airline’s flights, costing millions of euros. A late-night negotiating session with management saw leaders of the SNPL pilot union agree to return to work, despite no deal being agreed.

Swissport baggage handlers threaten strike action

Swissport baggage handlers threaten strike action

15 October 2013 Airline News

Baggage handlers at some of the biggest airports in the UK are threatening to walk out on strike in a dispute over pay. Employees of Swissport - who work at Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester airports – voted in favour of industrial action earlier.

French air traffic controllers walk out on strike

French air traffic controllers walk out on strike

10 October 2013 Airline News

French air traffic controllers have walked out on strike causing disruption for thousands of passengers. The walkout is the latest move but controllers in their campaign against plans to create a single European air traffic control system.

Stansted baggage workers call off strike

Stansted baggage workers call off strike

20 August 2013 Airline News

Baggage scanning staff at London Stansted Airport have called off a strike planned for the Bank Holiday weekend. Officials at the GMB union, which represents the striking workers, announced the decision earlier following talks with airport managers.