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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by luchtzak » 05 Apr 2019, 10:30

Anyway, the strike has ended.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 09 Apr 2019, 21:20

Air Nostrum pilots plan six-day strike during the Easter holiday ...

Does that include the pilots operating the CRJ900/1000s on wet-lease to Brussels Airlines?
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by airbuske » 14 Apr 2019, 07:38

sn26567 wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 21:20
Air Nostrum pilots plan six-day strike during the Easter holiday ...

Does that include the pilots operating the CRJ900/1000s on wet-lease to Brussels Airlines?
Yes it does! Brussels Airlines is looking if they can operate some flights but with Almost Every aircraft active it Will be very difficult.
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Post by TLspotting » 14 Apr 2019, 12:49

Tunisair, on 13, 14 & 15 April 2019.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by TLspotting » 14 Apr 2019, 14:04

airbuske wrote:
14 Apr 2019, 07:38
sn26567 wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 21:20
Air Nostrum pilots plan six-day strike during the Easter holiday ...

Does that include the pilots operating the CRJ900/1000s on wet-lease to Brussels Airlines?
Yes it does! Brussels Airlines is looking if they can operate some flights but with Almost Every aircraft active it Will be very difficult.
8 flights of Brussels Airlines to be cancelled tomorrow.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by TLspotting » 14 Apr 2019, 14:18

Air Corsica answering no flight will be affected after a threat of strike as from 20 April 2019.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by TLspotting » 20 Apr 2019, 20:15

SNPL / Syndicat National des Pilotes de Ligne (France) warning for a strike of French pilots can affect Brussels, as a few pilots of Vueling and easyJet will join the movement as from 6 until 11 May 2019.
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Post by TLspotting » 24 Apr 2019, 20:20

Possible strike of SAS pilots on 26 April 2019 affecting Brussels Airport.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by Passenger » 19 May 2019, 10:05

Another trade union goes on rampage: Brussels Airport, Border Control Police, non-Schengen. They let incoming passengers wait for one hour.

Het Nieuwsblad: "Medewerkers van Brussels Airport delen water uit aan de getroffen reizigers". Brussels Airport staff gives water to the victims.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 19 May 2019, 10:53

Passenger wrote:
19 May 2019, 10:05
Another trade union goes on rampage: Brussels Airport, Border Control Police, non-Schengen. They let incoming passengers wait for one hour.
Reagan style: "Fire them all and replace them by the military!" :lol:

This being said, police is an activity where strikes should be prohibited, just like with the military.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by Conti764 » 19 May 2019, 11:48

Passenger wrote:
19 May 2019, 10:05
Another trade union goes on rampage: Brussels Airport, Border Control Police, non-Schengen. They let incoming passengers wait for one hour.

Het Nieuwsblad: "Medewerkers van Brussels Airport delen water uit aan de getroffen reizigers". Brussels Airport staff gives water to the victims.
Nope, no action. Just understaffed. The border police is in dire need of extra staff but seems unable to find them. A problem since many years.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by Passenger » 19 May 2019, 12:22

Conti764 wrote:
19 May 2019, 11:48
Passenger wrote:
19 May 2019, 10:05
Another trade union goes on rampage: Brussels Airport, Border Control Police, non-Schengen. They let incoming passengers wait for one hour.

Het Nieuwsblad: "Medewerkers van Brussels Airport delen water uit aan de getroffen reizigers". Brussels Airport staff gives water to the victims.
Nope, no action. Just understaffed. The border police is in dire need of extra staff but seems unable to find them. A problem since many years.
Ceci n'est pas une pipe. It was not a strike. It was no social action. All newspaper reports were wrong. It was a disruption of service, only caused by understaffing. Yeah. Just like the many disruptions at ATC: those were also caused by understaffing. Untill a judge said "stop with your strikes".

Let's remain honnest please: they wanted to have the "understaffing" in the news, and they realized that:

https://www.hln.be/nieuws/binnenland/wa ... ~aad05e3c/

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20190519_04410950

https://www.lesoir.be/225179/article/20 ... ls-airport

https://twitter.com/BrusselsAirport

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by Conti764 » 19 May 2019, 12:50

Passenger wrote:
19 May 2019, 12:22
Conti764 wrote:
19 May 2019, 11:48
Passenger wrote:
19 May 2019, 10:05
Another trade union goes on rampage: Brussels Airport, Border Control Police, non-Schengen. They let incoming passengers wait for one hour.

Het Nieuwsblad: "Medewerkers van Brussels Airport delen water uit aan de getroffen reizigers". Brussels Airport staff gives water to the victims.
Nope, no action. Just understaffed. The border police is in dire need of extra staff but seems unable to find them. A problem since many years.
Ceci n'est pas une pipe. It was not a strike. It was no social action. All newspaper reports were wrong. It was a disruption of service, only caused by understaffing. Yeah. Just like the many disruptions at ATC: those were also caused by understaffing. Untill a judge said "stop with your strikes".

Let's remain honnest please: they wanted to have the "understaffing" in the news, and they realized that:

https://www.hln.be/nieuws/binnenland/wa ... ~aad05e3c/

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20190519_04410950

https://www.lesoir.be/225179/article/20 ... ls-airport

https://twitter.com/BrusselsAirport
All those news outlets based their reports on the communication of Brussels Airport which is incorrect. Understaffing is an issue since many years at the border police and will not be solved anytime soon. they did some patch ups a few years ago but a long term solution is not to be expected for multiple reasons.

But hey, Mister Know-It-All Passenger knows it better. :lol:

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by SR20 » 28 May 2019, 18:02

The ACV trade union has reported that work has been interrupted since 16:00 at the Swissport Cargo warehouse at Brussels Airport due to concerns about asbestos.

https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/luchtvaa ... 31345.html

https://www.sudinfo.be/id122022/article ... ls-airport

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by SR20 » 29 May 2019, 16:23

Resumption of work at Swissport Cargo after promises by management !
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by Passenger » 02 Jul 2019, 11:17

Six hours of social consultation on Monday evening 1st July at Brussels Airport’s handling agent Swissport did not bring any positive results. According to the unions, Swissport management did not present any concrete proposals. From Tuesday (2th July) the trade unions will launch “work-to-rule” actions, which can lead to delays, the unions warn. They request a new conciliation.

Airlines that are handled by Swissport: Adria Airways, Aeroflot, Air Algérie, Air Arabia, Air Canada, Air Malta, Alitalia, Atlasjet, Austrian Airlines, Blue Air, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Corendon, Croatia Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Egyptair, Emirates, Finnair, Freebird Airlines, Germanwings, Hainan Airlines, Icelandair, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Tailwind Airlines, TAROM, Thai Airways, Ukraine International Airlines, United Airlines, Swiss.

https://www.aviation24.be/ground-handli ... -tomorrow/
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The figures for 2018 (Swissport Belgium nv/sa) haven't been published yet, but the losses over 2016 and 2017 show that there is little room for more staff and/or a salary increase, as the trade unions demand:
result: 2017 : -4.745.162 €
result 2016 : -6.455.069 €

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by Conti764 » 02 Jul 2019, 17:14

Passenger wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 11:17
Six hours of social consultation on Monday evening 1st July at Brussels Airport’s handling agent Swissport did not bring any positive results. According to the unions, Swissport management did not present any concrete proposals. From Tuesday (2th July) the trade unions will launch “work-to-rule” actions, which can lead to delays, the unions warn. They request a new conciliation.

Airlines that are handled by Swissport: Adria Airways, Aeroflot, Air Algérie, Air Arabia, Air Canada, Air Malta, Alitalia, Atlasjet, Austrian Airlines, Blue Air, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Corendon, Croatia Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Egyptair, Emirates, Finnair, Freebird Airlines, Germanwings, Hainan Airlines, Icelandair, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Tailwind Airlines, TAROM, Thai Airways, Ukraine International Airlines, United Airlines, Swiss.

https://www.aviation24.be/ground-handli ... -tomorrow/
.

The figures for 2018 (Swissport Belgium nv/sa) haven't been published yet, but the losses over 2016 and 2017 show that there is little room for more staff and/or a salary increase, as the trade unions demand:
result: 2017 : -4.745.162 €
result 2016 : -6.455.069 €
So it's bad management.

Or maybe BAC shouldn't be so cheap. Many years ago, I worked for a subcontractor and every 5 or so years the contract had to be renewed. Each time BAC asked more for less money.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by Passenger » 02 Jul 2019, 19:49

Conti764 wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 17:14
Passenger wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 11:17
The figures for 2018 (Swissport Belgium nv/sa) haven't been published yet, but the losses over 2016 and 2017 show that there is little room for more staff and/or a salary increase, as the trade unions demand:
result: 2017 : -4.745.162 €
result 2016 : -6.455.069 €
So it's bad management.

Or maybe BAC shouldn't be so cheap. Many years ago, I worked for a subcontractor and every 5 or so years the contract had to be renewed. Each time BAC asked more for less money.
As allways: when a company makes a profit, it's thanks to the employees. When they make a loss, it's bad management. Let me add some more figures:

result: 2017 : -4.745.162 €
result 2016 : -6.455.069 €
result 2015: -5.167.963 €
result 2014: -9.497.838 €
result 2013: -10.293.918 €
result 2012: -350.193 €

- - -

The above figures, and their debt position, doesn't allow Swissport Belgium nv/sa to invest in new equipment, as the unions demand. And maybe the 593 fulltime and 583 parttime employees (31/12/2017) should try to understand that management doesn't ask for more productivity because they want to make more money, but because they are in survival modus?

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

Post by flightlover » 02 Jul 2019, 20:02

Passenger wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 19:49
Conti764 wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 17:14
Passenger wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 11:17
The figures for 2018 (Swissport Belgium nv/sa) haven't been published yet, but the losses over 2016 and 2017 show that there is little room for more staff and/or a salary increase, as the trade unions demand:
result: 2017 : -4.745.162 €
result 2016 : -6.455.069 €
So it's bad management.

Or maybe BAC shouldn't be so cheap. Many years ago, I worked for a subcontractor and every 5 or so years the contract had to be renewed. Each time BAC asked more for less money.
As allways: when a company makes a profit, it's thanks to the employees. When they make a loss, it's bad management. Let me add some more figures:

result: 2017 : -4.745.162 €
result 2016 : -6.455.069 €
result 2015: -5.167.963 €
result 2014: -9.497.838 €
result 2013: -10.293.918 €
result 2012: -350.193 €

- - -

The above figures, and their debt position, doesn't allow Swissport Belgium nv/sa to invest in new equipment, as the unions demand. And maybe the 593 fulltime and 583 parttime employees (31/12/2017) should try to understand that management doesn't ask for more productivity because they want to make more money, but because they are in survival modus?
And because they offer contracts to customers under their actual cost.

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