Cabin crew at German flag-carrier Lufthansa have ruled out strike action for the next six weeks as labour representatives and company executives engage in a mediation process. Members of the UFO union launched three days of strikes earlier this month, grounding hundreds of flights.
German flag-carrier Lufthansa has been forced to cancel flights on Friday as cabin crew continue industrial action. Strikes last Friday and on Tuesday this week saw hundreds of flights grounded, mainly at Frankfurt Airport, as members of the UFO union walked out in a dispute over pay.
The second strike in a matter of days at German flag-carrier Lufthansa is causing disruption at Frankfurt Airport. Nearly 200 flights have been cancelled at the busiest airport in Germany, as cabin crew represented by the UFO trade union walk out in a dispute over pay and conditions.
Cabin crew and German flag-carrier Lufthansa have confirmed they will strike again on Tuesday as a dispute over pay and conditions rumbles on. Services at Frankfurt were disrupted on Friday when members of the UFO union walked out as part of eight hours of industrial action.
A strike by the UFO trade union in Germany has caused a number of Lufthansa flights to be cancelled today. Cabin crew at the German flag-carrier walked out this morning at Frankfurt Airport after talks over pay and conditions broke down earlier in the week.
Low-cost airline easyJet has warned passengers flights to Portugal might be hit by strikes later today. Luton-based easyJet said there was a “small risk” there may be some late notice disruption of flights to and from Faro and Oporto due to industrial action by ground handling staff.
Members of the Public & Commercial Services Union working at the Home Office, including those employed in the immigration service, have confirmed they will strike on Thursday 26th July. This is just one day ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation has condemned the Turkish government’s continuing attempts to deprive citizens of their right to strike, and spoke out in support of airline workers who are resisting its draconian plans. The government is attempting to bring in a legislative amendment that would effectively ban strikes in the aviation industry.
An end to the dispute between pilots and management at Air India has moved closer, with strikers agreeing to hold talks. Pilots walked out 18 days ago in a dispute over training, with more than 100 subsequently fired.
Members of the Unite trade union employed by Swissport at Stansted Airport have started the first of a series of strike actions over changes to scheduling and holiday allocation. The company’s decision to impose roster changes from four days on, two days off to five days on, two days off without agreement will see ramp staff work 14 extra days with no extra pay, argued Unite.
Airline passengers travelling to and from Portugal are set to experience delays as air traffic controllers in the country begin three days of strikes. Flight schedules – including those at British Airways and TAP Portugal – have been altered to avoid strike periods, while thousands of other passengers are expected to experience disruption.