Articles tagged “labor”

Labor Unions Are Gaining Ground at Airports Across the U.S.

Labor Unions Are Gaining Ground at Airports Across the U.S.

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

Union critics may claim that higher wages have nothing to do with meeting air safety standards, but that's debatable. Employee retention is crucial for maintaining a stable, consistent environment for both workers and passengers.

1 week ago

Ryanair Finds One Benefit to Union Recognition

Ryanair Finds One Benefit to Union Recognition

Skift, Patrick Whyte

Ryanair might not have wanted to accept unionization, but one of the consequences could be growth at airports it had previously shunned.

2 weeks ago

The Airline Industry Desperately Needs More Pilots

The Airline Industry Desperately Needs More Pilots

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Airlines really need to step up their training programs if they are to avert the looming crisis.

2 weeks ago

Wynn’s Departure Signals an Opportunity for Women to Rise in Gaming Leadership

Wynn’s Departure Signals an Opportunity for Women to Rise in Gaming Leadership

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Time's up for hospitality and gaming companies: the dearth of women in leadership roles needs to be fixed.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Claims It Won’t Concede in Looming Battle With Unions

Ryanair Claims It Won’t Concede in Looming Battle With Unions

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair's friendly approach towards labor unions doesn't appear to have lasted long. With CEO Michael O'Leary resuming his combative stance, one can expect further clashes between the low-cost airline and its workforce over the coming months.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Reaches Historic Deal With UK Labor Union

Ryanair Reaches Historic Deal With UK Labor Union

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It’s taken Ryanair a long time to come around to the idea of union recognition, but today’s news is good for both the airline and its pilots in the long run.

3 weeks ago

Hotels Give Panic Buttons to Their Housekeepers

Hotels Give Panic Buttons to Their Housekeepers

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

Housekeepers are especially vulnerable to sexual misconduct by guests. Whether or not hotels are technically required to provide panic buttons, it's the right thing to do.

2 months ago

Mar-a-Lago Gets Approval to Hire 70 Foreign Workers Despite Trump’s Anti-Immigration Stance

Mar-a-Lago Gets Approval to Hire 70 Foreign Workers Despite Trump’s Anti-Immigration Stance

Terry Spencer, Associated Press

Mar-a-Lago's predicament isn't a unique situation as many U.S. seasonal resorts and attractions are struggling to find Americans to fill jobs. But will the resort's owner – and president of the United States – do anything to help? Our bets are off.

3 months ago

Barcelona Airport Staff Resumes Strikes and Schedules More

Barcelona Airport Staff Resumes Strikes and Schedules More

Associated Press

Whether it is overtourism or airport strikes, Barcelona is now the center of the travel universe.

7 months ago

Singapore Air Wants Some Flight Attendants To Take Unpaid Leave

Singapore Air Wants Some Flight Attendants To Take Unpaid Leave

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Singapore Air is stuck between a rock and a hard place – it recently went on a plane-buying spree to help fuel its growth and remain competitive but that came at the expense of its employees.

7 months ago

British Airways Breaks Cabin Crew Strike With Qatar Airways Planes

British Airways Breaks Cabin Crew Strike With Qatar Airways Planes

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways had spare planes to lend to its partner, British Airways, because of laptop restrictions in the U.S. and its squabble with its Middle Eastern neighbors. It's all helping British Airways beat back a cabin crew strike at London Heathrow.

8 months ago

British Airways Seeks Planes and Crew From Qatar During Proposed Flight Attendant Strike

British Airways Seeks Planes and Crew From Qatar During Proposed Flight Attendant Strike

Brian Sumers, Skift

Most passengers would love it if British Airways could keep flying a full schedule even while many of its flight attendants are on strike. But will regulators let British Airways wet-lease nine planes registered in Qatar?

8 months ago