Strike

Travel Alert France: Air France strike planned for 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th May

Strike action is due to take place in France on Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th, Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th May, causing disruption and delays to travel plans. The four strike days have been agreed by three unions representing workers for Air France in the latest in a long-running pay dispute with management.

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Strike Action to Disrupt Travel Tomorrow - Germany

A German public sector strike has been declared for Tuesday 10 April. ABTA released the following advice earlier today:
 
We understand that this strike action will extend to airports across Germany. Labour union Verdi, which is asking for a pay-rise for various public sector roles, has said flight disruption is likely with ground staff and some fire services staff predicted to be on strike at Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Bremen airports.
 
Disruption is anticipated throughout tomorrow, with airports warning of expected longer waiting during the entire day.

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Possible CrossCountry strike action - 20th, 21st and 28th January

The RMT union has called a strike for Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st and Sunday 28th January that will significantly affect CrossCountry train services. CrossCountry will be operating a reduced service but using some longer trains. Passengers are advised to travel only if necessary and as early as possible on the affected days as some services may finish earlier than normal. Some stations may have no CrossCountry services and bus replacement services are expected to be extremely busy.

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Southern Railway affected in strike action throughout December and January

There will be no Southern service on Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th December and you should not attempt to travel. Disruption is also expected on Thursday 15th December because of the ongoing overtime ban and disruption caused by strikes on the surrounding days.

Unfortunately, passengers are advised to expect a severely reduced and disrupted service on every day while this industrial action is in place. ASLEF and RMT strikes will affect Southern and Gatwick Express services on the following dates:

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Air France strike action

Air France has warned of flight disruption, last minute cancellations and delays due to a six-day strike, lasting until 2nd August, by several cabin crew unions. The French action is in protest at the liberalisation of European airspace by the EU, which would eliminate national air traffic controls in favour of an "open sky" plan.

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Industrial action at Venice Marco Polo Airport 5th July

The largest trade union representing airport workers at Venice Marco Polo airport is threatening to hold industrial action on Tuesday 5th July. If the industrial action goes ahead then there will be significant disruption to airlines’ schedules to and from Venice. If you have concerns that the strikes may affect your travel plans please contact us 0113 245 7745 or 0131 718 4000.
 

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Travel Alert France: ATC strike planned for 5th July

National strike action is due to take place in France on Tuesday 5th July, causing disruption and delays to travel plans. French air traffic control will work on a reduced capacity for at least 24 hours from tomorrow morning, following similar action since March. If you have concerns that the strikes may affect your travel plans please contact us 0113 245 7745 or 0131 718 4000.

 

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Disruption predicted as Greek air traffic controllers strike

Greece's Federation of Civil Aviation unions have announced air traffic controllers will strike from Monday 20th to Friday 28th June. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, issuing an updated travel advisory, warned: “There’s likely to be some disruption to a number of domestic and international flights in Greece, but it’s not yet clear which airports or services will be affected.”

If you are concerned your travel plans may be disrupted or need further information please contact your Traveleads teams on 0113 245 7745 or 0131 718 4000 for further information.

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Travel Alert Germany: Airport strike planned for 27th April

Flights to and from Germany’s six main airports face extensive cancellations, disruptions and delays on Wednesday 27th April due to strike action by ground staff.

The industrial action threatens to affect ground handling, passenger checks and airport fire services at Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover airports.

All long haul services from Munich have been grounded, while only a small number of domestic and European services are expected to run.

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Italian air traffic controllers strike

Disruption to flights will be likely due to planned industrial action by Italian Air Traffic Controllers on Saturday 9th April. The hours of the industrial action are 0800GMT (10:00 Italian time) – 1600GMT (18:00 Italian time). It may be necessary for airlines to make adjustments to flight programmes for those flights that are scheduled to operate to and from Italy during the strike hours. If you are concerned the strike may affect your travel plans please contact your Traveleads teams on 0113 245 7745 or 0131 718 4000.

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