Articles tagged “strikes”

UK Regulator Seeks to Force Ryanair to Compensate Strike-Hit Flyers

UK Regulator Seeks to Force Ryanair to Compensate Strike-Hit Flyers

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The Civil Aviation Authority's move to consider an enforcement action comes after the Irish carrier declined to compensate passengers over strike-related disruptions this summer. Ryanair said that courts in Germany, Spain, and Italy have already ruled that the strikes were an exceptional circumstance and that the airline doesn't owe compensation.

1 week 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.

2 months ago

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike Seeking Improved Benefits

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike Seeking Improved Benefits

Associated Press

Like so many workers throughout the U.S. and in other industries, these hotel workers are seeking better benefits, especially when it comes to improved healthcare coverage.

3 months ago

Ryanair Unions Accuse the Airline of Bullying

Ryanair Unions Accuse the Airline of Bullying

Aine Quinn, Bloomberg

Some unions wrote to Ryanair's large investors claiming that the budget airline uses “bullying as a management tool." The carrier called it an attempt "to generate fake news." Glad to hear negotiations are making progress.

4 months ago

Ryanair May Face the Worst Strikes In Its History

Ryanair May Face the Worst Strikes In Its History

Richard Weiss and Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Given the tight labor market for pilots, Ryanair has a weak hand. The low-cost airline needs to use a third-party moderator and make some concessions if it wants to avoid strikes in several countries expected on August 10 and beyond.

4 months ago

Ryanair Faces First Pilot Strikes in Its Irish Home Market

Ryanair Faces First Pilot Strikes in Its Irish Home Market

Benjamin Katz and Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Now that hell has frozen over, in the form of Ryanair agreeing to union recognition, maybe more compromises are coming down the pipeline.

5 months ago

Caesars Employees Avoid Strike With Approval of New Labor Contract

Caesars Employees Avoid Strike With Approval of New Labor Contract

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

The last thing Vegas — or any tourism destination for that matter — needs is a labor strike.

6 months ago

Labor Unions Threaten a Las Vegas Strike That Might Cost Casinos Millions

Labor Unions Threaten a Las Vegas Strike That Might Cost Casinos Millions

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Take the union numbers quoted in this article with a grain of salt, as their remarks may be inflated as a negotiating tactic. But there's no doubt a labor strike could hurt Las Vegas resort groups.

7 months ago

French Rail Workers Set to Strike and Disrupt Intercity Train Service

French Rail Workers Set to Strike and Disrupt Intercity Train Service

Associated Press

For travelers, the ugliest French word is gréve, or strike. But like it or not, France's largest rail union will be striking over the next few months to challenge proposed labor law changes. Mon Dieu!

9 months ago

British Airways’ Cabin Crew Strike Could Impact Holiday Travel Plans

British Airways’ Cabin Crew Strike Could Impact Holiday Travel Plans

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

If the outcomes of past British Airways strikes and those of other European carriers are any indication, the odds of cabin crew walking away with better pay aren't in their favor.

2 years ago

Strike Continues to Hurt Lufthansa as Pilot Standoff Enters Second Week

Strike Continues to Hurt Lufthansa as Pilot Standoff Enters Second Week

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa's difficult relationship with its pilots is continuing to cause problems at the airline. Low-cost rival Ryanair is in a good spot to capitalize on the situation if things can't be sorted out.

2 years ago

Eurostar Strike to Bring More Misery For European Travelers

Eurostar Strike to Bring More Misery For European Travelers

Phil Serafino, Bloomberg

Although Eurostar says it plans to only cancel a couple of trains a day, the knock-on effect to other services will likely mean that anyone traveling during the period faces some level of disruption.

2 years ago