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25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport

Post by DIBO » 25 Oct 2018, 21:20

Aviapartner luggage handling on spontaneous strike @BRU
https://www.hln.be/geld/economie/sponta ... ~a0c93a7e/ (dutch only)

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by lumumba » 25 Oct 2018, 21:49

My flight is cancelled here in Lisboa tonight... :roll:
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 25 Oct 2018, 21:53

lumumba wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 21:49
My flight is cancelled here in Lisboa tonight... :roll:
Which airline ?

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by lumumba » 25 Oct 2018, 22:03

luchtzak wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 21:53
lumumba wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 21:49
My flight is cancelled here in Lisboa tonight... :roll:
Which airline ?
TAP
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 25 Oct 2018, 22:08

DIBO wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 21:20
Aviapartner luggage handling on spontaneous strike @BRU
https://www.hln.be/geld/economie/sponta ... ~a0c93a7e/ (dutch only)
https://www.aviation24.be/ground-handli ... iapartner/

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 25 Oct 2018, 22:09

lumumba wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 22:03
luchtzak wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 21:53
lumumba wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 21:49
My flight is cancelled here in Lisboa tonight... :roll:
Which airline ?
TAP
Strange ... At Brussels Airport, Aviapartner handles Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air Europa, BMI, Etihad, Easyjet, British Airways, Ryanair and SAS.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 25 Oct 2018, 22:13

Apparently 25 flights have been cancelled, the strike is expected to continue tomorrow.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by lumumba » 25 Oct 2018, 22:16

Here is the complete list.
Aviapartner
Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air Serbia, Air Transat, All Nippon Airways, BMI Regional, British Airways, CSA Czech Airlines, Easyjet, El Al, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, FlyEgypt, HOP Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Meridiana Fly, Nouvelair, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Sun Express, TAP Portugal, Transavia, TUIfly, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Vueling
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by lumumba » 25 Oct 2018, 22:18

luchtzak wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 22:13
Apparently 25 flights have been cancelled, the strike is expected to continue tomorrow.
Normally I'm flying tomorrow.....I hope that this mismanagement will be resolved.
Because I'm sure that they treat there employees like sh.t!!!
And I'm backing this strike.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by sean1982 » 26 Oct 2018, 05:47

lumumba wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 22:18
luchtzak wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 22:13
Apparently 25 flights have been cancelled, the strike is expected to continue tomorrow.
Normally I'm flying tomorrow.....I hope that this mismanagement will be resolved.
Because I'm sure that they treat there employees like sh.t!!!
And I'm backing this strike.
Wildcat strikes are illegal and far from ok

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by flightlover » 26 Oct 2018, 06:25

sean1982 wrote:
26 Oct 2018, 05:47
lumumba wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 22:18
luchtzak wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 22:13
Apparently 25 flights have been cancelled, the strike is expected to continue tomorrow.
Normally I'm flying tomorrow.....I hope that this mismanagement will be resolved.
Because I'm sure that they treat there employees like sh.t!!!
And I'm backing this strike.
Wildcat strikes are illegal and far from ok
Mismanagement should be as illegal, the world would be a better place.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Passenger » 26 Oct 2018, 07:19

Wildcat strikes are illegal indeed - that's why the unions are always very fast to say they "accept/cover" a wildcat strike. For the ongoing strike, the unions said it's covered by a strike notice from... January (source: main stream media).

About "mismanagement" at Aviapartner: I wonder if you have seen their annual account 2017. That is not "mismanagement": that is "survival modus". They were saved by the payout by the insurance company of their 22/03/2016 damage (4,5m). If not, I doubt they would still exist. Just three figures:
reported losses 20.699.488 €
own assetts: negative 11.838.189 €
own funds: 4.952.269 € (own funds = invested by the shareholders).

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by b.lufthansa » 26 Oct 2018, 07:28

Then two handling agents that have a monopoly at Brussels Airport are in financial difficulties, you have got to explain me that!

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 26 Oct 2018, 09:55

Update work stoppage baggage handler Aviapartner: no flights are handled by Aviapartner on Friday 26 October, until 27 October 6 am. We keep you updated about the situation.

https://www.aviation24.be/ground-handli ... y-0600-am/

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Aerofool » 26 Oct 2018, 10:19

luchtzak wrote:
26 Oct 2018, 09:55
Update work stoppage baggage handler Aviapartner: no flights are handled by Aviapartner on Friday 26 October, until 27 October 6 am. We keep you updated about the situation.
Isn't that a bit early to say, since the negotiations are just starting? What if there is a deal in an hour? I suppose the workers will start to work sooner then, no?

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 26 Oct 2018, 10:19

Aerofool wrote:
26 Oct 2018, 10:19
luchtzak wrote:
26 Oct 2018, 09:55
Update work stoppage baggage handler Aviapartner: no flights are handled by Aviapartner on Friday 26 October, until 27 October 6 am. We keep you updated about the situation.
Isn't that a bit early to say, since the negotiations are just starting? What if there is a deal in an hour? I suppose the workers will start to work sooner then, no?
This is what Brussels Airport has communicated.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Conti764 » 26 Oct 2018, 11:31

First of all, this strike is a disgrace.

Secondly, if Aviapartner is in such bad shape, can't BRU develop their own handling?

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by luchtzak » 26 Oct 2018, 11:31

Apparently we should have know beforehand: https://www.btb-abvv.be/nieuws/54-wegve ... geschreven

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by Passenger » 26 Oct 2018, 11:57

luchtzak wrote:
26 Oct 2018, 11:31
Apparently we should have know beforehand: https://www.btb-abvv.be/nieuws/54-wegve ... geschreven
Total madness, those guys. Total ignorance of the plain fact that the company is in deep trouble. I have posted their 2017 figures this morning, but I was wrong there: those were the 2016 figures (they were 10 months too late, hence my mistake in dates). I will post their 2017 figures right now, and they are far worse then 2016. "Virtually bankrupt" is the right description.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2018

Post by lumumba » 26 Oct 2018, 12:06

Passenger wrote:
26 Oct 2018, 11:57
luchtzak wrote:
26 Oct 2018, 11:31
Apparently we should have know beforehand: https://www.btb-abvv.be/nieuws/54-wegve ... geschreven
Total madness, those guys. Total ignorance of the plain fact that the company is in deep trouble. I have posted their 2017 figures this morning, but I was wrong there: those were the 2016 figures (they were 10 months too late, hence my mistake in dates). I will post their 2017 figures right now, and they are far worse then 2016. "Virtually bankrupt" is the right description.
So if I understand well the employees are screwed so tell me a good reason not to strike after years of frustration.
Why are you always defending the big money can you try for once to understand the other part or is the leading management always right!
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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