Articles tagged “labor dispute”

France Will See More Travel Disruptions as Unions Protest Pension Changes

France Will See More Travel Disruptions as Unions Protest Pension Changes

William Horobin, Bloomberg

While this will undoubtedly be an inconvenience for most travelers, the most interesting aspect is how President Emmanuel Macron deals with the protesters. Will he buckle or continue playing hardball? The latter could mean more disruption in the future.

3 months ago

British Airways Is Back to Normal After Pilots Call Off Strike

British Airways Is Back to Normal After Pilots Call Off Strike

Christopher Jasper and Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

A strike is never good for an airline. But British Airways has a dominant position at the world's most lucrative airport. It'll be fine.

5 months ago

Union Urges British Airways to Help Resolve Pilot Pay Dispute

Union Urges British Airways to Help Resolve Pilot Pay Dispute

Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

Will British Airways management decide to come back to the negotiating table or will they try and ride it out? It sounds like union Balpa is sticking to its guns, which likely means more disruption.

6 months ago

British Airways Forced to Cancel Most Flights After Pilot Walkout

British Airways Forced to Cancel Most Flights After Pilot Walkout

Gregory Katz, Associated Press

Passengers will no doubt be furious but British Airways had little choice. The airline will have to come up with a better offer if it wants to avert further strikes.

6 months ago

Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Aims to Cope With Likely Strikes During Peak Season

Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Aims to Cope With Likely Strikes During Peak Season

Irene García Pérez, Christopher Jasper, and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

Ryanair expects minimal cancellations if pilots in Britain and Ireland go ahead with a strike as planned. But anticipated moves in the next few weeks promise many labor actions. Ryanair passengers should keep an eye on their flight statuses.

6 months ago

Ryanair Job Cuts Now Loom Over Pilots at Austria’s Laudamotion

Ryanair Job Cuts Now Loom Over Pilots at Austria’s Laudamotion

Simon Foy and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Things are getting tough out there for European airlines. If things are bad for Ryanair — historically one of the strongest performers — think what it's like for everyone else.

7 months ago

British Airways Argues Pilot Strike Could Cost $50 Million a Day

British Airways Argues Pilot Strike Could Cost $50 Million a Day

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Given how much it is going to cost British Airways and the fact that we're in the peak summer season, it seems like the pilots' union holds all the cards.

7 months ago

British Airways Heads to Court to Block Potential Pilot Strike

British Airways Heads to Court to Block Potential Pilot Strike

Simon Foy and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

British Airways will be desperate to avoid any disruption to its services over the busy summer period. An injunction might be its last hope.

7 months ago

British Airways Tries to Solve Pilot Labor Dispute

British Airways Tries to Solve Pilot Labor Dispute

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

British Airways will be desperate to avoid any kind of walkout during the summer. Whatever the details, passengers will likely direct their anger at the airline if their flight is canceled.

8 months ago

EVA Air Flight Attendants’ Strike Leaves 20,000 Travelers Scrambling

EVA Air Flight Attendants’ Strike Leaves 20,000 Travelers Scrambling

Associated Press

The decision by EVA Air's flight attendants to strike is affecting an estimated 20,000 passengers and will no doubt be a costly headache for the Taiwanese carrier.

8 months ago

American Airlines Union Dispute More Disruptive Than 737 Max Grounding

American Airlines Union Dispute More Disruptive Than 737 Max Grounding

Brian Sumers, Skift

Big U.S. airlines have erased most of the ghosts from their past. They don't engage in many market share battles or fare wars anymore. They don't dump capacity. But they still have labor disputes with their unions. And those can be as disastrous to operations today as they were two or three decades ago.

8 months ago

American Airlines Asks Court to Stop Disruptive Slowdown by Mechanics

American Airlines Asks Court to Stop Disruptive Slowdown by Mechanics

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks. The whole industry will be watching how a judge rules in the matter.

9 months ago