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Spanish air strike threatened over Easter

Spanish air strike threatened over Easter

9 March 2011 Airline News Tourism News

Airport staff at state owned AENA, the Spanish national airport authority, have threatened 22 days of strikes starting on 20th April. The threatened strikes planned over the Easter holiday, May bank holiday and in the height of summer, are in protest to the government’s partial privatisation of the airport management company.

Redundancies prompt strike action at Japan Airlines

Redundancies prompt strike action at Japan Airlines

24 December 2010 Airline News

Cabin crew at Japan Airlines are preparing to walk out on strike on Christmas Day as the carrier prepares to make a series of redundancies. The airline was rescued from financial collapse by the Japanese government earlier this year, with a recovery plan approved by courts in November.

Spanish airports return to full operation

Spanish airports return to full operation

Spanish airports have returned to operating at full capacity after the government reopened airspace and forced striking air-traffic controllers to return to work. The government declared a state of alarm on Saturday, taking emergency measures after air traffic controllers staged a walk out on Friday, forcing authorities to close Spanish airspace for 18 hours and leaving thousands of passengers stranded.

Unite lashes out at BA following suspension

Unite lashes out at BA following suspension

24 November 2010 Airline News

Tensions were again rising in the battle between British Airways and Unite earlier today following the suspension of a member of cabin crew. The British flag-carrier allegedly suspended Ms Andrea Molton following attempts to collect Christmas money for fellow employees presently suspended following strike action earlier in the year.

Unite elects hardline candidate ahead of BA battle

Unite elects hardline candidate ahead of BA battle

22 November 2010 Airline News

The mastermind of the Unite action against British Airways, Len McCluskey, has been elected to lead the union following a ballot. Unite recently rejected the latest contract offer from the airline, with the battle expected to see further industrial unrest during the winter.

Aviation to be hit by 4-day French strike

2 November 2010 Airline News Tourism News

Aviation passengers moving through French airspace are likely to experience severe disruption later this month with unions calling up to four days of strikes. As opinion hardens against government reforms, six trade unions have called on airline and airport workers to go on strike from Thursday, November 4th.

French authorities alleviate fuel shortages

20 October 2010 Tourism News

French security forces have broken through blockades at three fuel deports in the west of the country as the attempt to alleviate a mounting energy crisis gathers pace. Protests are entering the seventh day across the country, with half the national rail network suspended and reports of delays at airports mounting.

Strikes hit French travel connections

12 October 2010 Tourism News

Another 24-hour nationwide strike has begun in France causing severe disruption to road, rail and air links across Europe. Ryanair has been forced to cancel 250 flights, while Air France has also seen staff join picket lines, causing disruption to short-haul services.

Austerity strikes disrupt European travel

29 September 2010 Tourism News

Thousands of people from across the European Union are expected to take to the streets of Brussels today in protest against austerity budgets imposed by national governments. Spain will also see a general strike, with air traffic controllers joining those on picket lines.

Airlines prepare ahead of Spanish strike

Airlines prepare ahead of Spanish strike

28 September 2010 Tourism News

Airlines across Europe are preparing for severe disruption tomorrow as transport unions join a general strike in Spain. Air traffic controllers are among those expected to join picket lines as prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero seeks to implement an austerity budget.