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Jun

Air France: stewards plan strike July 27 – Aug 2

Air France stewards plan to go on strike from July 27 to August 2, unions say, citing dissatisfaction with negotiations on a new work and compensation deal that is due to take effect in November. “The notice is sufficiently long to allow the management to engage in responsible talks,” the unions said on Friday. Separately, […]

17
Jun

Spain: Madrid: Strike called for Jun 28-29 by air traffic ground staff

Air traffic ground staff at the Adolfo Suarez Barajas airport have called a strike on June 28 and June 29 in protest at changes to their job contracts. http://spanishnewstoday.com/ground-staff-strike-threatens-more-chaos-at-madrid-barajas-airport_76190-a.html

17
Jun

Brussels: baggage handler strike today

This time, workers of baggage handlers Swissport are downing tools. The strike came as a surprise and is causing problems for travellers. Some flights are delayed, with some departing without any luggage. Swissport is responsible for more than 60 percent of the baggage handling at Brussels Airport.   Swissport staff are concerned about their duty […]

16
Jun

FYI: Nairobi: No threat, bomb scare at the CHC

Police temporarily blocked Limuru Road on Thursday following a bomb scare at the Canadian High Commission. Bomb Disposal Unit officers arrived at the scene after a parcel suspected to contain explosives was found. Gigiri OCPD Vitalis Otieno said the parcel was harmless as bomb experts found it contained official documents. Police reopened the road at […]

16
Jun

Norway: airport strike threat for June 17 if no deal reached

Strike threatens to close nine Norway airports Over 300 employees of Avinor, the company that runs Norway’s 46 state-owned airports, have said that they will walk off the job on Friday at 11am if mediation between employees’ unions and the employers’ association Spekter are unsuccessful.   Of those threatening to strike, 234 are members of […]