Posts Tagged ‘ airline strikes ’

Ryanair pilots strike today

Aug 10th, 2018 | By

What rights do passengers who might be affected have?

French air transport strikes

Feb 4th, 2012 | By

If you are flying to France this coming week be aware of a four day strike.
From Monday till Thursday, 6-9th February striking pilots, cabin crew and ground staff will be protesting…

Virgin Atlantic Strike

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By

UPDATE: 8 July. The pilots’ union, BALPA, has lifted the strike action planned as it reconsiders a new offer from the airline. Even if this new offer is rejected and a new ballot run it would be very unlikely that summer flights would be affected.

Air Canada Strike

Jun 14th, 2011 | By

If you are flying on Air Canada over the next couple of months be warned. There are strike possibilities. Firstly, starting today, there is a strike by check-in staff and call centre help lines. But this is only in Canada

Aer Lingus Strike Called Off

Jun 6th, 2011 | By

From tomorrow it had seemed that passengers would have faced disruption due to yet another strike. But both RTE and the Irish Times says that there will be no strike until at least July. The Aer Lingus website, as of 11am today, is out-of-date and the strike will not go ahead. After all night talks with the Labour Relations Commission it was announced Aer Lingus would be given time to change rosters as agreed at the meeting. The dispute had been about the hours pilots
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Peace Breaks Out

May 14th, 2011 | By

The announcement by British Airways and Unite today that they had reached agreement about their long running dispute will please all travellers. One hurdle remains. The union members have to vote in favour of it in a secret ballot.

Easter Strikes on BA Called Off

Apr 15th, 2011 | By

Many of us cynical types were expecting that there would be strikes by the cabin crew at British Airways over the easter period and maybe at the time of the long weekend of the Royal Wedding as well. But it seems as though negotiations between BA and the Unite union are getting somewhere as there has been an announcement that there will be no strikes over this period.

Easter Holidays

Mar 25th, 2010 | By

I was quite surprised to find yesterday that the first local school had just broken up for Easter. In my mind it was still weeks away but in fact Good Friday is only 2 weeks tomorrow.
After the winter we have had it wouldn’t surprise any of us if bookings to the Spanish resorts and warmer areas was the main appeal but personal finances being what they are, some of us will think of taking no breaks at all. And for those that do go, there could be quite a few handicaps to going away. First there are the railways. The RMT union is considering scheduling a nationwide strike because of what it says are safety issues that may occur when Network Rail lays off staff. . You probably need to be an expert to know if safety was an issue. Needless to say, Network Rail says there is no problem and you have to wonder whether if safety was the issue, the union wouldn’t have called the strike as soon as it legally could. By striking at Easter, the cynical amongst us begin to wonder.