Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 04 Feb 2018, 23:52

The unions call for a 24-hour strike at the bus company "De Lijn", which serves Brussels Airport through several routes, on 16 February.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Passenger » 05 Feb 2018, 11:45

sn26567 wrote:
04 Feb 2018, 23:52
The unions call for a 24-hour strike at the bus company "De Lijn", which serves Brussels Airport through several routes, on 16 February.
Since a few weeks, Belgium has a legislation that imposes "minimal service level" for a strike at NMBS/SNCB, our Railways. A strike with national impact is now almost impossible - so the trade unions called a strike at a public transport service (sic) that is not covered in the new legislation.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Passenger » 06 Feb 2018, 13:05

Belgium's leftist trade union has just announced another strike: 27th February 2018.

Probably only at public services (though I don't understand how one can help the public services by closing them down for a day).

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Passenger » 14 Feb 2018, 13:43

sn26567 wrote:
04 Feb 2018, 23:52
The unions call for a 24-hour strike at the bus company "De Lijn", which serves Brussels Airport through several routes, on 16 February.
Roger Kesteloot, director-general De Lijn, accepts the strike. He has done nothing to prevent the strike, and he now says people will have to make alternative plans.

The strike is organized by all unions, so there will be almost no De Lijn busses on Friday: the unions will probably block the bus depots. Only exception will be the routes, served by external companies.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 16 Feb 2018, 17:16

sn26567 wrote:
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The unions call for a 24-hour strike at the bus company "De Lijn", which serves Brussels Airport through several routes, on 16 February.
After De Lijn today, it is the other bus company serving Brussels Airport, STIB/MIVB, that will be on strike on 19 February: two of the three unions voted for the strike, but the main union (CSC/ACW) at STIB/MIVB decided to remain at work. It is unclear how the network will be affected.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 19 Feb 2018, 11:35

sn26567 wrote:
16 Feb 2018, 17:16
STIB/MIVB will be on strike on 19 February: two of the three unions voted for the strike, but the main union (CSC/ACW) at STIB/MIVB decided to remain at work. It is unclear how the network will be affected.
Although several metro, tram and bus lines are served, line 12 to the airport is not. Air passengers should look for alternatives...
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Post by jan_olieslagers » 19 Feb 2018, 13:36

... such as the train ...

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

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Belgium's leftist trade union has just announced another strike: 27th February 2018.
Warning of Brussels Airport:

Strike 27 February: public transport companies @NMBS, @STIBMIVB and @DeLijn warn of disruption across their entire transport network as of Mon 26 February 10 pm - Tue 27 February 10 pm. That also applies to public transport to and from Brussels Airport.

https://t.co/WuxH0zPDmG
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 06 Mar 2018, 20:54

Austrian Airlines cancelled more than 140 out of 570 flights between 06 – 07 March 2018 as collective bargaining meetings are expected to interrupt flight operations, affecting 10,000 passengers.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 07 Mar 2018, 19:41

Strikes in Italy, 8 March 2018. Flights from Belgium to Italy might be affected.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 22 Mar 2018, 19:33

A national strike in Belgium tomorrow (23 March) ?? I wasn't aware of that one! Anyway Swissport workers are expected to go on strike, while Aviapartner will remain on the site.

http://www.aviation24.be/ground-handlin ... -23-march/

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Boavida » 22 Mar 2018, 21:54

AGAIN ? Are you kidding me?

This is outrageous.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Passenger » 22 Mar 2018, 23:46

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AGAIN ? Are you kidding me?
This is outrageous.
The red union is going on tour "...against social dumping and equal pay"... There is no official strike call, but this is what they have planned for Brussels: "...In en rond Brussel wordt er door BTB geflyerd op de parking van Brucargo, de luchthaven van Zaventem. En dat van 6u30 tot ongeveer 7u30. BBTK voert om 12u actie in Zaventem. Tenslotte is er ook een flyeractie aan Brussel-Centraal vanaf 7u..."

Translated: we will distribute flyers at Brucargo's parking from 06h30 a.m. till 07h30 a.m., and we will do our thing at Zaventem at 12h00.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by b.lufthansa » 23 Mar 2018, 19:04

Mobility Masters, the company that cleans aircraft cabins/galleys/toilets during turnaround is on strike. Mobility Masters has Brussels Airlines as a big client, but also other airlines.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by jan_olieslagers » 26 Mar 2018, 11:45

The police of Brussels-Capital have informed us of two major events that might cause heavy traffic disruptions in Brussels and in Schuman area on Tuesday 27 March 2018.

500 taxis are expected to block (beginning with 05:00) the inner and outer ring surrounding Brussels-City and its 19 communes, the access roads to Zaventem airport and the Schuman area

(the other event announced does not touch the airport)

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

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jan_olieslagers wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 11:45
The police of Brussels-Capital have informed us of two major events that might cause heavy traffic disruptions in Brussels and in Schuman area on Tuesday 27 March 2018.

500 taxis are expected to block (beginning with 05:00) the inner and outer ring surrounding Brussels-City and its 19 communes, the access roads to Zaventem airport and the Schuman area

(the other event announced does not touch the airport)
Brussels Airport recommends using the train to the airport.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 26 Mar 2018, 22:09

Unusual: LOT Polish Airlines workers are threatening to strike at the start of May 2018.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 29 Mar 2018, 08:17

It's going to be a nice and sunny weekend in the Marseille region as Marseille Area Control Centre (LFMM) air traffic controllers are going on a strike on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Desert Rat » 07 Apr 2018, 07:17

TGV from ZYR to CDG departure advanced by 3 hours due to sncf strike...making 5 hours transit time before my long haul flight on sunday...thanks SNCF

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Passenger » 09 Apr 2018, 12:16

Tweet from Eurocontrol:

On Tuesday, 10th of April 2018 severe industrial action by the German union ver.di must be expected from 03:00h until 16:00h UTC at Frankfurt and from 03:00 until 2200 UTC at Munich Airport. Departments which will have a severe operational impact are in particular:

1.BVD Ground handling including the relevant central infrastructure (e.g. Jet bridges, Baggage System).
2.Security Checkpoints for passengers in the areas of Terminal 1, A Level 2 and A Level 3.
3.Parts of the Airport Fire Department.

Source:
https://www.public.nm.eurocontrol.int/P ... index.html

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