Articles tagged “unions”

American Blames Delay in Adding More Seats to Jets on Union Woes

American Blames Delay in Adding More Seats to Jets on Union Woes

Isaac Carey, Skift

The airline is going to have to figure out its labor issues soon, because it's starting to affect nearly every aspect of its operations.

4 days ago

American Airlines Stops Flying to Venezuela

American Airlines Stops Flying to Venezuela

Patricia Laya and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Unions for American's flight crew resisted serving on flights to Venezuela, which is facing political unrest. American's flights were the last available flown by a major U.S. carrier. The move came after the U.S. government issued a safety warning to its citizens in the country. Poor Venezuela.

2 months ago

Southwest Calls Flight Disruptions a ‘Deliberate Effort’ by Mechanics

Southwest Calls Flight Disruptions a ‘Deliberate Effort’ by Mechanics

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Southwest is frequently held up as an airline that has a great relationship with its employees. Has anyone factored in the airline's mechanics?

3 months ago

British Airways Takes Tough Line With Unions Amid Brexit Uncertainty

British Airways Takes Tough Line With Unions Amid Brexit Uncertainty

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Britain's flagship carrier is refusing to offer its staff a standard three-year accord. It's proposing only a one-year deal due to uncertainty about Brexit. While unions dislike the move, British Airways does need to manage the risks of the UK's planned exit from the European Union in March.

4 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

7 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.

7 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.

9 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.

9 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.

9 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.

9 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.

9 months ago