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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 12 Sep 2018, 10:47

German Ryanair pilots on strike today: the Ryanair flights between Brussels and Berlin SXF are cancelled (operated by Berlin-based crew)
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 23 Sep 2018, 11:58

Swissport Cargo strike at Brussels Airport: see dedicated thread here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=64416
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by SR20 » 02 Oct 2018, 10:30

Did anyone hear about a wildcat strike this morning at LGG ?

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Post by luchtzak » 02 Oct 2018, 10:56

SR20 wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 10:30
Did anyone hear about a wildcat strike this morning at LGG ?
No, but today there is a national demonstration.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 02 Oct 2018, 11:16

I just received confirmed information that the two planned air traffic controllers (ATCO's) at Liege Airport LGG refused to start their shift at 8.00 LT this morning, supporting the national demonstration. Traffic at LGG had been disrupted until other ACTO's arrived to replace them.

I checked the departure/arrival information but didn't find any major impact on this action.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Passenger » 12 Oct 2018, 11:28

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 10:16
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Also on a positive note, there is still room to grow at Brussels Airport. The queue for PP control at the B Pier started almost at the opposite end of the Connector but there was still room for another 10 extra meters.
The long waiting times are the result of yet another let's-bully-the-passengers action by two Police trade unions.
https://www.hln.be/de-krant/lange-wacht ... a4092e40b/

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 15 Oct 2018, 23:18

LOT Polish Airlines trade unions plan to strike on 18 October 2018.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 22 Oct 2018, 20:36

sn26567 wrote:
15 Oct 2018, 23:18
LOT Polish Airlines trade unions plan to strike on 18 October 2018.
LOT in the footsteps of Ryanair?

Polish national airline LOT lays off 67 workers over strike

Polish national airline LOT laid off 67 employees over work absences on Monday against a backdrop of ongoing strikes protesting labour conditions, the state-run company’s chief executive Rafal Milczarski said.

It was a sad but necessary decision,” said Milczarski at a news conference on Monday, according to the local state news agency PAP. 3,000 people currently work at LOT.

The airline’s labour unions condemned the decision.

It’s another form of bullying,” said Karol Sadowski, the lawyer representing the pilot and cabin crew unions currently taking part in the strike, adding that the decision to lay off workers was in his opinion illegal.

The company failed to provide adequate concessions to the striking workers, Sadowski said.

A spokesman for LOT said the layoffs were carried out legally.

LOT’s unions are taking collective action over working conditions in Poland, arguing against the imposition of self-employment contracts.

Meanwhile, workers at Europe’s largest low-cost carrier Ryanair’s Polish unit are also protesting against changes to the way they are hired.

Source: Reuters
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 08 Nov 2018, 22:08

Air Nostrum pilots threaten to three days of strikes on 23, 26 and 30 November 2018 in protest of airlines under the same owner taking over some of its regional services.

Also the Air Nostrum pilots operating SN flights?
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 24 Nov 2018, 22:16

sn26567 wrote:
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Air Nostrum pilots threaten to three days of strikes on 23, 26 and 30 November 2018 in protest of airlines under the same owner taking over some of its regional services.

Also the Air Nostrum pilots operating SN flights?
Air Nostrum is leaving more than 100 flights on the ground this weekend due to pilot union strikes. Hence I repeat my question: does this strike also affect the flights operated for SN?
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by KriVa » 25 Nov 2018, 00:35

The single CRJ operating for SN seems to have flown on 24/11, and is still listed as scheduled on 25/11.
I don't think there will be any effects from the strike.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 30 Nov 2018, 15:21

Finnair prepares for possible changes in domestic and regional flights due to Norra pilots' industrial action

Norra’s pilot union FAPA ry. has informed about industrial action regarding standby work for its pilots as of Dec 1. Norra operates many of Finnair’s domestic and regional flights (including to Brussels).

Due to the industrial action, Finnair prepares for changes in domestic and regional flights in December. Flight cancellations are possible.

To minimize the impacts to our customers’ travel plans, Finnair leases an ATR aircraft with pilots and cabin crew from Danish DAT. The leased aircraft will be used to flights that might otherwise be cancelled.

We apologize for the inconvenience this situation may cause to our customers. We do our best to ensure that our customers get to their destinations smoothly,” says Jaakko Schildt, Chief Operating Officer, Finnair.

Finnair communicates about the cancellations and changes in carrier directly to customers affected via SMS and/or e-mail. If a flight is cancelled, Finnair re-routes customers to their destinations. Customers can also choose to change the travel date +/- 2 days of the original date or apply for full refund for an unused ticket.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Passenger » 13 Dec 2018, 17:39

Friday 14th December: another day of uncontrolled strike action in Belgium. According to some press report, the luggage loaders will join the party.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 13 Dec 2018, 18:55

Meanwhile in France: French ATCs are set to walk out from 13 – 15 December 2018, with widespread disruption expected on 14 December, in protest of French President Emmanuel Macron’s administration.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by SR20 » 14 Dec 2018, 05:41

From:14 DEC 18 08:00 Till:14 DEC 18 12:00
Text:LIEGE TWR/APP CLSD DUE TO INDUSTRIAL ACTIONS. ALL ALLOCATED DEP SLOTS CNL. EMERG FREQ ARE WATCHED.


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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 14 Dec 2018, 10:39

Alibaba Will certainly appreciate. No strikes in China!
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by SR20 » 14 Dec 2018, 13:32

Another NOTAM for Liège !

A3994/18
From:14 DEC 18 11:00 Till:14 DEC 18 17:15
Schedule:DEC 14 1100-1200 1615-1715
Text:LIEGE TWR/APP CLSD DUE TO INDUSTRIAL ACTIONS. ALL ALLOCATED DEP SLOTS CNL. EMERG FREQ ARE WATCHED

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by jan_olieslagers » 14 Dec 2018, 14:36

So they had at least common sense enough to limit disruptions to two, of one hour each? That looks like approaching "the Dutch way".

@sn26657: the AliBaba deal is signed, anyway, again it was clever enough to not meddle with that one.

I cannot help but seeing a beginning of a new spirit with them trade unions, even in and around "La Cité Ardente".

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by SR20 » 15 Dec 2018, 18:53

ATCO's not happy at skeyes/Belgocontrol ! Actions foreseen for March as reported by De Standaard.

http://m.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20181212_04029546

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