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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by sn26567 » 02 Jan 2017, 12:04

Swissport unions wish you a happy new year: Brussels Airlines is currently facing delays of 30 min to 1 hr due to social actions at their baggage handling partner Swissport.

Brussels Airlines staff are doing their utmost to help loading and unloading the baggage of their passengers, but many incoming passengers were already asked to file a missing baggage claim...
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by brabel » 02 Jan 2017, 12:37

sn26567 wrote:Swissport unions wish you a happy new year: Brussels Airlines is currently facing delays of 30 min to 1 hr due to social actions at their baggage handling partner Swissport.
great start of this new year...

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Post by Passenger » 02 Jan 2017, 13:30

It's no strike and/or social action, the trade unions say.

They say it's just "bad planning by management, due to general shortage of staff".
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by nordikcam » 02 Jan 2017, 13:58

I do not understand why SN accept this situation...

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Post by sn26567 » 02 Jan 2017, 14:11

nordikcam wrote:I do not understand why SN accept this situation...
Do they have a choice? It's true that in the past Sabena was doing its own handling.
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Post by nordikcam » 02 Jan 2017, 14:19

sn26567 wrote:
nordikcam wrote:I do not understand why SN accept this situation...
Do they have a choice? It's true that in the past Sabena was doing its own handling.
Exact. Their own handling !

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by Boavida » 02 Jan 2017, 15:37

Wow, the year is exactly 2 days old and we have our first 'action'. Congrats to all involved....
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sn26567 wrote:
nordikcam wrote:I do not understand why SN accept this situation...
Do they have a choice? It's true that in the past Sabena was doing its own handling.
Exact. Their own handling !
SN doesn't care about quality anymore. The one thing that counts is: it has to be cheap, cheaper, cheapest. Swissport offered their 'service' at the lowest price (meaning: with less personnel and quality)... and voilà, that's where SN went for.

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by Freken » 02 Jan 2017, 15:54

Boavida wrote: SN doesn't care about quality anymore. The one thing that counts is: it has to be cheap, cheaper, cheapest. Swissport offered their 'service' at the lowest price (meaning: with less personnel and quality)... and voilà, that's where SN went for.
There isn't a lot of choice at BRU, Aviapartner has refused to take the SN contract a few times over the past years. Too big of an investment for them.

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Post by sn26567 » 03 Jan 2017, 22:15

British Airways cabin crew members of Unite declare a new 48-hour walkout on January 10, threatening disruption to flights, after rejecting a new pay offer.

The cabin crew were due to walk out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day but the action was suspended after talks at the conciliation service Acas.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by Freken » 05 Jan 2017, 14:38

sn26567 wrote:Swissport unions wish you a happy new year: Brussels Airlines is currently facing delays of 30 min to 1 hr due to social actions at their baggage handling partner Swissport.

Brussels Airlines staff are doing their utmost to help loading and unloading the baggage of their passengers, but many incoming passengers were already asked to file a missing baggage claim...
Ryanair has already made up their mind! Their contract with Swissport will not be continued, and will stop at the end of February. Who's next? :roll:

http://www.bruzz.be/nl/actua/swissport- ... et-ryanair

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by sn26567 » 06 Jan 2017, 21:37

British Airways says passengers will be able to fly during a strike by cabin crew on 10-11 January 2017, though some flights from London Heathrow will be “merged”.
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Post by sn26567 » 12 Jan 2017, 23:04

British Airways strike sees 40 flights cancelled out of London Heathrow on 12 January 2017 as cabin crew began their 48-hour walkout. Not sure Belgian flights were affected...
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by sn26567 » 13 Jan 2017, 17:55

Mixed Fleet British Airways cabin crew vote to stage a new 72-hour strike from January 19-21.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by sn26567 » 18 Jan 2017, 15:42

Strike of firefighters at Toulouse. Air traffic could be disrupted from 20th January, 06:45 AM. We will keep you informed.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by sean1982 » 18 Jan 2017, 16:02

sn26567 wrote:
13 Jan 2017, 17:55
Mixed Fleet British Airways cabin crew vote to stage a new 72-hour strike from January 19-21.
BRU is not a mixed fleet route

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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by sn26567 » 27 Jan 2017, 18:53

The Unite union has announced six further days of strike action for British Airways Mixed Fleet crew next month.

The strikes dates are scheduled in two blocks, from February 5-7, and again from February 9-11.

But as sean1982 said above, BRU is not a mixed fleet route.
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Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2017

Post by sn26567 » 06 Feb 2017, 20:47

El Al Israeli Airlines cancelled all flights from Europe and three leaving Israel, on 05 February 2017, as a labour dispute grounded pilots.
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