The rail industry is reminding passengers to only travel by train if necessary at the weekend due to continued RMT strike action on Saturday which will lead to a significantly reduced rail service across the country.
The railway in Scotland is preparing for network-wide strike action by the RMT union on 21, 23 and 25 June which will severely limit the number of services operating for passengers and freight.
The finishing touches are being made to a special railway timetable that will be in operation across England, Scotland and Wales from Monday 20th to Sunday 26th June (inclusive). The special timetable, to be published on Friday, aims to offer the best service possible for passengers and freight users despite the unwarranted industrial action planned next week by the RMT union.
Pilots at British Airways are set to strike this summer after the Court of Appeal rejected calls for an injunction against industrial action from the carrier. The British Airline Pilots’ Association voted in favour of industrial action on July 22nd.
Eurostar has cancelled a number of trains to and from Paris, Lille and Brussels today as French railway workers begin three months of rolling strikes. Cancellations are also expected tomorrow.
British Airways has been granted permission to lease aircraft from Qatar Airways in order to cover gaps in services caused by a 16-day strike by cabin crew. Transport secretary Chris Grayling said British Airways would be allowed to lease nine Qatar A320 and 321 planes.
A week of disruption is ahead of hundreds of thousands of European passengers who will see their travel plans thwarted by a wave of air traffic control strikes. Airlines have been asked to reduce their flight offerings in France by 25 per cent and more than 1,000 flights are expected to be cancelled.
Drives on the London Night Tube are to be balloted over potential strike action, the RMT union has confirmed. The decision is the latest stage in a long-running dispute over pay and jobs on the newly launched service.
Unite has announced that its cabin crew members working for British Airways Mixed Fleet will take a further six days of strike action at the start of February. Members of the union are continuing a dispute over what the organisation brands “poverty pay”.
Members of the Unite union working as cabin crew for British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ have announced a new 48-hour strike. The industrial action is scheduled to start on Tuesday, January 10th. United argues the decision was unavoidable after the airline refused to extend the mandate of an ongoing strike vote to allow for talks to resolve a dispute over pay to continue.
Representatives from Unite and British Airways are meeting in London today to as the union prepares to call cabin crew out on strike over Christmas. Ahead of the tales, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “I am delighted that British Airways has heeded our calls for talks.”