Articles tagged “labor”

Japan Reduces Number of Incoming Guest Workers Despite Labor Shortage

Japan Reduces Number of Incoming Guest Workers Despite Labor Shortage

Emi Urabe and Isabel Reynolds, Bloomberg

The hotel and restaurant industries may rely on guest workers, but in Japan, fewer of them will be available and people are watching how companies treat those workers as well.

2 days ago

Uber Is Going an Extra Mile to Retain Drivers Amid Labor Crunch

Uber Is Going an Extra Mile to Retain Drivers Amid Labor Crunch

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber wants to earn loyalty from its drivers by offering extra pay and free college. But the company also wants to treat its drivers as contractors, not employees. No wonder they jump ship when a better opportunity comes up.

2 weeks ago

Kenya Airways Union Threatens Strike Ahead of New York Flight Launch

Kenya Airways Union Threatens Strike Ahead of New York Flight Launch

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

Kenya Airways want to show it's a nimble market-driven company. But this strike threat shows the airline has a long way to go to get there. It probably needs more buy-in from labor.

4 weeks ago

How Big a Problem Are the Growing Worker Strikes for Marriott?

How Big a Problem Are the Growing Worker Strikes for Marriott?

Deanna Ting, Skift

It's Marriott under fire now, but keep an eye on the broader hospitality and travel services industry in the U.S.

1 month ago

Disneyland’s Hotel Workers Will See Starting Pay Rise to $15 an Hour

Disneyland’s Hotel Workers Will See Starting Pay Rise to $15 an Hour

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Workers at Disney's parks in Florida and California have already negotiated wage increases, so it makes sense that the company's hotels are following.

2 months ago

Disney’s Florida Workers Are Voting on a Proposed Minimum Wage Boost to $15

Disney’s Florida Workers Are Voting on a Proposed Minimum Wage Boost to $15

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

If the contract is approved, this wage increase will cost Disney. But the entertainment giant is hugely profitable, in large part thanks to its theme parks — and its workers are crucial to the guest experience. Better-paid, happier workers will be good for the company and its customers.

2 months ago

Flight Centre Stock Tumbles After TV Report Alleges Anti-Consumer Practices

Flight Centre Stock Tumbles After TV Report Alleges Anti-Consumer Practices

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Negative press about working conditions and markups has dented Flight Centre’s stock price, despite record financial results. The claims have been denied, but the share price is still suffering. The mural incident doesn't do anything to bolster confidence in corporate culture.

3 months ago

Ryanair Pilots Make Push to Resolve Strike Impacting All of Europe

Ryanair Pilots Make Push to Resolve Strike Impacting All of Europe

Áine Quinn, Bloomberg

CEO Michael O'Leary has a reputation for being hard-nosed when it comes to labor. Let's see how far the pilots can go to get what they want at the negotiations table. Nobody is sleeping.

3 months ago

Ryanair Wields a Club When Managing Labor Relations

Ryanair Wields a Club When Managing Labor Relations

Benjamin D Katz, Kaye Wiggins, and Elizabeth Howcroft, Bloomberg

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary is taking a hard line with unions, even as walkouts hurt the carrier's bottom line. He's been in control for more than two decades, and he's not finding it easy to compromise.

4 months ago

JetBlue Pilots Approve Their First Union Contract

JetBlue Pilots Approve Their First Union Contract

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue, almost two decades old, has reached a formative stage in a young airline's development. Labor is a formidable presence at most large airlines, and pilots often seek collective bargaining first, because they have some of the strongest unions. JetBlue's flight attendants are up next.

4 months ago

Disney Will Lift Starting Pay to $15 at California Parks

Disney Will Lift Starting Pay to $15 at California Parks

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

For a business that puts happiness front and center, it was a bad look to be fighting with workers over pay. Now that the California contract is settled, will Florida follow soon?

4 months ago

Ryanair Cancels Flights After Pilot Walkout

Ryanair Cancels Flights After Pilot Walkout

Christopher Jasper and Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

It's only a small number of flights this time but will strike action embolden pilots to do it again in the future? If unrest spreads to other bases across Europe it will really test Ryanair's resolve.

4 months ago