Articles tagged “unions”

Lufthansa Wants Union Members to Pay for Having Organized on Company Time

Lufthansa Wants Union Members to Pay for Having Organized on Company Time

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Unions, like companies, can be good or bad. The devil's in the details of this dispute, which airlines and unions worldwide will be following closely.

1 month ago

Ryanair Union Dispute Takes Strange Turn

Ryanair Union Dispute Takes Strange Turn

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Whatever the truth of the situation it's safe to say that relations between Ryanair and some of its unions are not getting any better.

3 months 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.

3 months ago

Ryanair Board Faced With Expanded Threat of Investor Protest

Ryanair Board Faced With Expanded Threat of Investor Protest

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Glass Lewis, an influential shareholder advisory company, has told shareholders of the budget airline to vote against several directors on its board because of concerns over proper governance. Its arguments are more persuasive than Ryanair has let on.

4 months ago

Ryanair Signs Its First Union Deal

Ryanair Signs Its First Union Deal

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is taking a hard line with unions, even as walkouts hurt the carrier’s bottom line. But we expect it's likely that this deal with Italian pilots will foreshadow other labor agreements in other markets.

5 months ago

Air France-KLM’s Incoming CEO Will Face a Litany of Union Demands

Air France-KLM’s Incoming CEO Will Face a Litany of Union Demands

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

It will be hard for incoming CEO Ben Smith to accommodate union demands when Air France-KLM will have to also drop routes, curb winter-season seating capacity, and deepen other cost-cutting measures after its second-quarter profit fell 22 percent.

5 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.

5 months ago

Air France Unions Aren’t Happy With Newly Appointed CEO’s Big Salary

Air France Unions Aren’t Happy With Newly Appointed CEO’s Big Salary

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Smith isn't getting a gigantic pay bump for moving to Air France-KLM even with the kind of resume he's bringing over. The unions should probably accept that this is the cost of doing business in European aviation these days.

5 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.

6 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.

7 months ago

United Airlines Accused of Using TVs to Bash Unions

United Airlines Accused of Using TVs to Bash Unions

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

Workers say United Airlines is on an anti-union tear. The company says it is merely trying to educate its employees. Either way, CEO Oscar Munoz finds himself and his airline all over social media yet again. And it's not good.

8 months ago

Labor Strife Continues To Take Its Toll on Air France

Labor Strife Continues To Take Its Toll on Air France

Benedikt Kammel, Bloomberg

Labor strikes are nothing new at European airlines — almost the price of doing business, it would seem. But for Europe's largest carrier, worker turmoil is having an enormous impact that may require French President Emmanuel Macron to move faster on labor reforms.

8 months ago