Articles tagged “unions”

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.

2 weeks ago

Jet Leasing Service Clashes With Teamsters in Latest Battle Over Unions

Jet Leasing Service Clashes With Teamsters in Latest Battle Over Unions

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

Some see unions as a vital bulwark between management and workers while to others they're relic of a bygone age. Anyone interested in the future of labor relations should pay close attention to this conflict.

3 weeks ago

JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize as a Hedge Against a Merger

JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize as a Hedge Against a Merger

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue had a good long run until 2014 without a union, but this is the new reality, and more of the airline's employees may soon organize.

1 month ago

French Rail Strike Expected to Be Highly Disruptive for a Second Day

French Rail Strike Expected to Be Highly Disruptive for a Second Day

Tara Patel, Bloomberg

The showdown between the French government and the unions will impact passengers from France to the UK. No one is in the mood for compromise yet so this will get worse before it gets better.

1 month 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!

2 months ago

Ryanair Will Stop Using a Staffing Company to Manage Its German Pilots

Ryanair Will Stop Using a Staffing Company to Manage Its German Pilots

Christopher Jasper, Benjamin Katz and Tom Lavell, Bloomberg

Ryanair's staffing model is unusual in the airline industry. It has saved the airline considerable money, but it's hard to believe it lasted as long as it has. Pilots will almost certainly fare better as direct employees of the airline.

2 months ago

Pilots See Rising Airline Profits as Chance to Reclaim Retirement Benefits

Pilots See Rising Airline Profits as Chance to Reclaim Retirement Benefits

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

If pilots are ready to play hardball, the airlines will have to figure out how to deliver these lost benefits amid rising fuel costs.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months ago

Ryanair Pilots Call Off Strike After Airline Accepts Union Recognition

Ryanair Pilots Call Off Strike After Airline Accepts Union Recognition

Dara Doyle, Bloomberg

Ryanair's conciliatory behavior seems to have worked this time, but it remains to be seen how its new attitude toward unions plays out over the long term.

5 months ago

Ryanair Caves in and Finally Agrees to Recognize Labor Unions

Ryanair Caves in and Finally Agrees to Recognize Labor Unions

Dara Doyle and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Union recognition is a big deal for Ryanair given its previous stance. The move will no doubt embolden the company’s employees, who could push for further concessions.

5 months ago