Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

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Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by Boavida » 22 Aug 2017, 09:49

Seems there is a Swissport strike going on at BRU at this moment... Unbelievable that these problems with the baggage handlers continue, year after year after year, without real solutions. Scandalous!

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by luchtzak » 22 Aug 2017, 10:22

Boavida wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 09:49
Seems there is a Swissport strike going on at BRU at this moment... Unbelievable that these problems with the baggage handlers continue, year after year after year, without real solutions. Scandalous!
It's reoccurring ...

Today: https://www.aviation24.be/ground-handling/ ... s-airport/

Start of 2017: https://www.aviation24.be/airports/brussel ... assengers/
June 2016: https://www.aviation24.be/airports/brussel ... assengers/

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by flightlover » 22 Aug 2017, 10:37

Boavida wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 09:49
Seems there is a Swissport strike going on at BRU at this moment... Unbelievable that these problems with the baggage handlers continue, year after year after year, without real solutions. Scandalous!
Not really a surprise to me. The costs that are easy to cut into to make flights cheaper are all situated at the airport. It's no coincidence there are so many strikes at airports and airport related services. As stated by the Swissport rep: "The elastic band gave way as it was stretched beyond it's limit."

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Post by luchtzak » 22 Aug 2017, 12:26

flightlover wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 10:37
Boavida wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 09:49
Seems there is a Swissport strike going on at BRU at this moment... Unbelievable that these problems with the baggage handlers continue, year after year after year, without real solutions. Scandalous!
Not really a surprise to me. The costs that are easy to cut into to make flights cheaper are all situated at the airport. It's no coincidence there are so many strikes at airports and airport related services. As stated by the Swissport rep: "The elastic band gave way as it was stretched beyond it's limit."
200 flights and 10,000 passengers affected.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by luchtzak » 22 Aug 2017, 12:47

Many flights delayed ...
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Post by luchtzak » 22 Aug 2017, 13:06

A new meeting has been scheduled between management and unions, the strike will last till 15:00 at least.

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Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by luchtzak » 22 Aug 2017, 14:24

Swissport management announced that employees are angry that a 190€ premium has not been paid (not in the 2017 agreement) and says that unions now demand a double premium.

http://www.bruzz.be/nl/actua/directie-s ... le-kwestie

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Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by Jetter » 22 Aug 2017, 16:05

The Belgian unions are a disgrace for the country :x

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Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by lumumba » 22 Aug 2017, 17:08

Jetter wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 16:05
The Belgian unions are a disgrace for the country :x
What do you mean that people have to accept everything!
No this is a capitalist world and I think that there only concern is to make money and more money....
Let's go back to a more human society.
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Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by sean1982 » 22 Aug 2017, 17:34

lumumba wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 17:08
Jetter wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 16:05
The Belgian unions are a disgrace for the country :x
What do you mean that people have to accept everything!
No this is a capitalist world and I think that there only concern is to make money and more money....
Let's go back to a more human society.
It means that there are rules regarding strikes, and one of them is giving advance notice so contingency plans can be made :roll:

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Post by luchtzak » 22 Aug 2017, 17:53

A Swissport ground crew strike at Toronto Airport, coincidence ?

BREAKING: Striking @swissport ground crew workers at @TorontoPearson airport receive new offer, will vote Wednesday

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Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by luchtzak » 22 Aug 2017, 17:55

Brussels Airport just tweeted: The work stoppage at Swissport baggage handling is expected to continue tomorrow. All updates & advice to passengers https://www.brusselsairport.be/en/work- ... -22-august

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Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by lumumba » 22 Aug 2017, 18:04

sean1982 wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 17:34
lumumba wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 17:08
Jetter wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 16:05
The Belgian unions are a disgrace for the country :x
What do you mean that people have to accept everything!
No this is a capitalist world and I think that there only concern is to make money and more money....
Let's go back to a more human society.
It means that there are rules regarding strikes, and one of them is giving advance notice so contingency plans can be made :roll:
It depends if the employer also respects there commitments...nobody goes on wild strike if there is another solution.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by b.lufthansa » 22 Aug 2017, 18:07

Michael O'Leary is op dit moment een flesje champagne aan het kraken! :lol:

https://www.aviation24.be/ground-handling/ ... s-airport/

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Post by nordikcam » 22 Aug 2017, 18:15

b.lufthansa wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:07
Michael O'Leary is op dit moment een flesje champagne aan het kraken! :lol:

https://www.aviation24.be/ground-handling/ ... s-airport/
I did not know that Swissport still had so many customers.
It is from the 25 millionth passenger that we can finally have 3 handling companies in BRU?
After FR who will be the next one ? SN ?

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Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by Jetter » 22 Aug 2017, 18:15

lumumba wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:04
It depends if the employer also respects there commitments...nobody goes on wild strike if there is another solution.
Not true. If the employer ignores a commitment you can simply go to a judge and demand the commitment is met. It seems more like the SwissPort employees just liked to take a day off.

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Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by PttU » 22 Aug 2017, 18:46

nordikcam wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:15
b.lufthansa wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:07
Michael O'Leary is op dit moment een flesje champagne aan het kraken! :lol:

https://www.aviation24.be/ground-handling/ ... s-airport/
I did not know that Swissport still had so many customers.
According to deredactie.be:
https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2017/08/22/staking-bij-bagageafhandelaar-swissport-op-zaventem--wellicht-hi/ wrote:Aangezien de bagageafhandelaar verantwoordelijk is voor 60 procent van de vluchten op Brussels Airport is de hinder te voelen. Vandaag staat het bedrijf in voor 420 vluchten, vooral van Alitalia, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa en Thomas Cook.

Bij Brussels Airlines - de grootste klant van Swissport - is de hinder sterk te voelen.

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Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by lumumba » 22 Aug 2017, 18:50

Jetter wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:15
lumumba wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:04
It depends if the employer also respects there commitments...nobody goes on wild strike if there is another solution.
Not true. If the employer ignores a commitment you can simply go to a judge and demand the commitment is met. It seems more like the SwissPort employees just liked to take a day off.
This takes time it is another solution but I'm not in the company so I don't have details but I repeat nobody goes on wild strike if not necessary.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by nordikcam » 22 Aug 2017, 18:54

PttU wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:46
nordikcam wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:15
b.lufthansa wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:07
Michael O'Leary is op dit moment een flesje champagne aan het kraken! :lol:

https://www.aviation24.be/ground-handling/ ... s-airport/
I did not know that Swissport still had so many customers.
According to deredactie.be:
https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2017/08/22/staking-bij-bagageafhandelaar-swissport-op-zaventem--wellicht-hi/ wrote:Aangezien de bagageafhandelaar verantwoordelijk is voor 60 procent van de vluchten op Brussels Airport is de hinder te voelen. Vandaag staat het bedrijf in voor 420 vluchten, vooral van Alitalia, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa en Thomas Cook.

Bij Brussels Airlines - de grootste klant van Swissport - is de hinder sterk te voelen.
But SN is quite satisfied with the situation since they remain customers! Unlike FR.

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Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Post by sean1982 » 22 Aug 2017, 19:14

lumumba wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:50
Jetter wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:15
lumumba wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 18:04
It depends if the employer also respects there commitments...nobody goes on wild strike if there is another solution.
Not true. If the employer ignores a commitment you can simply go to a judge and demand the commitment is met. It seems more like the SwissPort employees just liked to take a day off.
This takes time it is another solution but I'm not in the company so I don't have details but I repeat nobody goes on wild strike if not necessary.
If it takes time you wait, there is no Excuse for illegal procedures. In the uk or ireland, if you strike illegaly, you get fired for breach of contract ... end of story

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