Major disruption is expected at UK airports tomorrow as immigration workers stage a one-day strike in a dispute over public sector pensions.
Immigration workers have threatened to stage a one-day strike next week which would cause huge disruption at UK airports, including Heathrow which has already been hit by massive delays at border control.
A general strike has been called in Spain with warnings transportation in the country, including aviation, could be significantly disrupted. The strike may affect public transport as the two largest trade unions in the country walk out in protest over government austerity measures.
Spanish flag-carrier Iberia has been forced to cancel 131 flights on February 29th as pilots prepare to walk out on strike. Departures from across Spain and Europe have been cancelled as pilots continue to protest about the Spanish flag carrier’s plans to launch a new low-cost carrier.
A national strike is planned to take place in Belgium on Monday January 30th, which is expected to cause major disruption across the Belgian rail network. As a consequence, Eurostar services to and from Brussels will be unable to operate from 22:00 CET on January 29th to 22:00 CET on January 30th.
Spanish airline Iberia has been forced to cancel flights today as pilots walk out on strike. More than a third of its flights out of Spain were cancelled as staff walked out in a dispute over the creation of the new low-cost carrier Iberia Express.
Thousands of eager shoppers in central London have been hit by delays following the start of a 24 hour tube strike. Train drivers union Aslef called members out on strike following a dispute over demands for additional pay for working on a public holiday.
A general strike is planned to take place across Belgium on Thursday December 22nd meaning that the Belgian rail network will be closed on this day. As a consequence, Eurostar will be unable to operate services to and from Brussels from 22:00 CET on December 21st to 22:00 CET on December 22nd the operator has warned.
What is being billed as the largest industrial action for “a generation” in the United Kingdom is having little impact on transport into the country at present. Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester airports are operating normally, while Eurostar reported no problems.
Passengers at airports across the UK could face major disruption next week when immigration officers and the UK Border agency go on strike, according to reports.
Nearly 500 international flights could be cancelled today due to a 24 hour strike that is underway in Portugal to protest proposed austerity measures imposed by the Government.
Qantas Airways has agreed to compensate passengers for all “reasonable losses” incurred as a result of the grounding of its fleet over the weekend. Chief executive Alan Joyce grounded all Qantas flights on Saturday, with almost 70,000 passengers affected as a result.