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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.

Eiffel Tower reopens following strike

Eiffel Tower reopens following strike

27 June 2013 Tourism News

To the relief of the tourism industry in Paris, striking workers at the Eiffel Tower have decided to end their protest and reopen the historic landmark to the public. A workers’ strike had closed the attraction on Tuesday, as 300 staff walked out during negotiations over increases to salaries.

French air traffic controllers set to strike

French air traffic controllers set to strike

10 June 2013 Airline News

Aviation passengers across Europe are set to face a week of disruption after air traffic controllers in France announced they would strike for three days. Beginning tomorrow, all airlines in France have been asked to cancel half of their planned schedules, while all flights through French airspace are likely to be disrupted.

Iberia strike begins in protest at layoffs

Iberia strike begins in protest at layoffs

18 February 2013 Airline News

Ground staff and cabin crew at Spanish flag-carrier Iberia have begun 15 days of strikes. Workers are reacting to plans to lay off 3,800 workers as managers seek to return the airline to profitability.

Iberia staff to launch strike action over job cuts

Iberia staff to launch strike action over job cuts

7 February 2013 Airline News

Passengers with Spanish airline Iberia are likely to face disruption in the coming weeks, with staff at the flag-carrier having announced 15 days of strikes. Staff are protesting against plans to cut 4,500 jobs at the carrier, roughly a quarter of the present workforce.

Fresh strikes sweep Europe disrupting transport

Fresh strikes sweep Europe disrupting transport

14 November 2012 Airline News

Aviation in several European states has been disrupted as air traffic controllers walk out as part of a coordinated wave of strikes. Action by the European Trade Union Confederation has seen workers down tools in Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy, with other protests planned in Belgium, Germany, and France.

European Trade Union Confederation seeks to disrupt aviation

European Trade Union Confederation seeks to disrupt aviation

13 November 2012 Airline News

The European Trade Union Confederation has announced it will seek a “day of action” tomorrow, with the potential to disrupt aviation across the continent. The body said in a statement the aim of the day is to call upon leaders to demonstrate their determination to get to end deterioration of employment in Europe.