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Re: Lufthansa flights cancelled by pilot strike

DrFumblefinger ·
Believe these pilots strikes have been a recurring (if minor -- unless your flight is canceled) problem for Lufthansa.
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Spanish air controllers on strike, 5000 flights affected

PHeymont ·
Spanish air controllers are on a two-hour strike this morning, the first of four planned (See Gumbo's report of the plans). Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the airport operator AENA estimate up to 5300 flights could be affected.  ...
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Eiffel Tower closed Friday as Workers Protest Pickpockets

DrFumblefinger ·
Strikes and walkouts by public employees are far from rare in Europe. Still, it came as a surprise to many people when the Eiffel Tower closed most of Friday because its employees walked off the job. It seems they are fed up with crime, specifically...
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Spanish air traffic controllers to strike 4 days in June

PHeymont ·
The Spanish air traffic controllers' union (USCA) has called for four days of strikes in June to protest punishment of 61 controllers for a 2010 strike.   The strikes will take place on June 8, 10, 12 and 14; each will last from 10 am to noon and...
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Day 2 of Spanish Air Control Strike: Mixed Effects

PHeymont ·
Today is the second day of a planned 4-day series of short strikes by Spain's air traffic controllers, who are angry over punishments meted out for a strike in 2010.   Monday's first day of the strike, which was expected to cause issues for up to...
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Ryanair Madrid strike; no baggage service

PHeymont ·
Ryanair's ground workers at Madrid's airport are on an "open-ended" strike against plans to cut their wages 25-30% as well as issues over inadequate safety equipment, work shifts and holidays. They've accused the company of refusing to negotiate with...
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Lufthansa pilots could strike anytime

PHeymont ·
Lufthansa pilots during earlier strike in March   Lufthansa's pilots, who already called one strike this year, in March, are now threatening to strike again over failure to reach a contract agreement. The strike has not been scheduled, and could...
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Lufthansa pilots on strike today

PHeymont ·
Lufthansa's pilots are on a one-day strike today, the 13th time in two years they have walked out in long-standing disputes over wages, pensions, and outsourcing, as well as Lufthansa's plans to register portions of its fleet in countries where wages...
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Air controllers strike Spain again today

PHeymont ·
Air traffic over Spain will be tangled today as air traffic controllers stage a 12-hour protest strike, the next installment of the long-running battle between Spain's air traffic controllers and Enaire, the public corporation that manages Spain's...
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Rail unions in Italy call weekend strike

PHeymont ·
Italy's three main railworker unions have called a 24-hour strike for this weekend, starting at 9 pm Saturday to protest changes in working hours, an increase in the retirement age and the looming prospect of privatization.   The strike affects...
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Peace in the Air for Spain's air traffic

PHeymont ·
Spanish air traffic controllers have called off their 12-hour strike planned for tomorrow, October 3, after reaching an agreement with management over penalties imposed on controllers for a 2010 stoppage. The penalties will be dropped.   The...
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Lufthansa faces cabin staff strike Friday

PHeymont ·
Lufthansa, which has been struck 13 times in the past two years by its pilots, now faces a 7-day strike starting Friday by cabin crew. The issues are similar: workforce reductions and pay. The union will announce shortly what routes will be affected....
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Paris bus and taxi services disrupted

PHeymont ·
Shiny shelter, but no buses: Paris drivers on 3-day strike             Photo: Coyau / Wikimedia   Protests by taxi drivers over the illegal but continuing "Uberpop" service and a 3-day strike planned by city bus...
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Eurostar, Eurotunnel, ferries shut by sailor protests

PHeymont ·
Striking ferry workers stand behind their burning barricade near Calais   No channel ferries, no Eurostar trains and no Eurotunnel shuttle services this afternoon, as protesting French sailors shut down the ferries and swarmed onto tracks leading...
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France: Ferry strike on, air controllers tomorrow

PHeymont ·
A strike planned for yesterday and today by French air traffic controllers was cancelled yesterday, but the strike called for tomorrow by the other air traffic controllers' union is still on, and expected to cause serious disruption tomorrow and...
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French air controllers to strike July 2,3

PHeymont ·
July air traffic controllers' strike could cause scenes like this...   Angry over salaries and what they believe is neglect of their industry, French air traffic controllers' unions have announced a two-day strike for July 1 and 2. There are 4000...
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French air traffic control strike highlights bigger issue

PHeymont ·
Air traffic in parts of Europe is being affected by a strike of French air traffic controllers, scheduled to last through tomorrow. As a result of the strike, French airspace is closed to most flights, even those not landing in France. Some flights...
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Lufthansa strike Day 2: 1000 cancellations

PHeymont ·
Lufthansa's pilots, who struck intercontinental flights yesterday, have extended their strike for a second day. As a result, Lufthansa has cancelled over 1000 short and medium-haul flights affecting 140,000 passengers.   The strike, which is the...
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Lufthansa strike continues, hundreds of flights cancelled

PHeymont ·
  The ongoing strike by Lufthansa cabin crew forced the cancellation of over 900 flights on Monday and continues into today with many more flights cancelled. The union is striking different parts of the system each day.   Today (Tuesday) the...
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Spain facing rail strikes next month

PHeymont ·
Spain's rail system, Renfe, is facing strikes next month by two key unions, the train drivers (SEMAF) and maintenance workers (CCOO). In both cases, contract negotiations are involved.   The engineers have called two one-day strikes and a two-day...
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One-day strike set for Thursday by Alitalia pilots

PHeymont ·
Alitalia check-in at Rome's Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci                Photo: SpecExpert / Wikimedia     Alitalia pilots will strike for 24 hours from Thursday midnight, causing disruptions at flights...
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Ryanair quits Denmark in fight with unions

PHeymont ·
Satirical view of Ryanair's scrappy and sometimes vengeful reaction to criticism, from employees or passengers.   Illustration: everydaypublic.com   Ryanair's increasingly bitter fight with Danish unions over working conditions for employees...
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Trouble on the tracks: French rail strike ahead

PHeymont ·
Four French rail unions, acting together for once, have called a 37-hour strike for next week over pay, staffing and working conditions.
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Germany may be no-fly zone Wednesday

PHeymont ·
Strikes by ground-staff unions may delay and cancel flights across Germany Wednesday. Frankfurt is the focus, but other major cities will be affected.
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Air France cabin crews plan 7-day strike

PHeymont ·
A 7-day strike may affect about 130,000 passengers on Air France's medium- and short-haul routes starting Wednesday.
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Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

PHeymont ·
Tomorrow (Tuesday) could be a tough day for travelers and others, as protests by taxi drivers, air traffic controllers and farmers promise disruptions.
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Lufthansa's Thanksgiving: another strike day

PHeymont ·
Fortunately for Lufthansa, tomorrow isn't one of the year's big travel days as it is in the U.S., because the airline's cabin crews are headed back to the picket line for Thursday and Friday over unresolved issues.   The strike may continue into...
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Rome Suffers a Transport Strike and a Vehicle Ban on Friday

Travel Rob ·
On Friday, Rome was hit with a transport strike and a vehicle ban on odd number plates. Find out more.
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What happened to London's Night Tube?

Travel Rob ·
London's still experiencing proposed strikes because of the proposed Night Tube. See the latest.
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Paris transit could face extended strike

PHeymont ·
French transit workers, unhappy over no raises and new national labor laws, could extend their 2-day strikes to an indefinite one next week.
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A striking moment for travel in France

PHeymont ·
Not the best day for travelers in France, as air traffic controllers continue to strike, grounding hundreds of flights. Long-haul international flights continue, but domestic cancellations and shorter international flights are affected.   The...
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Lufthansa flights cancelled by pilot strike

PHeymont ·
Lufthansa has cancelled about 1350 flights, due to a pilot strike. The strike is hitting medium and short haul flights today (Monday, 12/1) and long-haul flights on Tuesday. About 150,000 passengers are affected.   The main strike issue is...
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L.A. "bird strike" shuts down LAX operations

PHeymont ·
A bird hit a high-voltage power line near LAX yesterday, causing a 10-second power surge to all terminals. No big deal? Think again. The surge caused protective circuits to shut down conveyor belts, escalators and all kinds of other terminal...
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Scandinavia strikes disrupt SAS, Norwegian

PHeymont ·
Air service in Scandinavian countries has seen days of disruption by strikes over labor rights, and it may get worse tomorrow (Wed. March 4).   SAS cabin crew have forced cancellation of some flights in a dispute over assignments to a domestic...
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Re: Eurostar, Eurotunnel, ferries shut by sailor protests

PortMoresby ·
I may get myself in trouble, not the first time, but this sort of behavior, inconveniencing their fellow citizens as well as others, seems to be particularly part of French workers' way of doing things, and an aspect of the culture in general, self-aggrandizing on many levels. I love France, but not this particular national trait.
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Re: Eurostar, Eurotunnel, ferries shut by sailor protests

DrFumblefinger ·
PM -- I think we should be grateful the guillotine is now housed in the museum and not dragged along to these events.
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Re: Eurostar, Eurotunnel, ferries shut by sailor protests

PortMoresby ·
Remember 'All That Jazz'? And the song 'Everything Old is New Again'? "Don't throw the past away, you might need it some rainy day". What's to keep them from dragging it out, should they deem it appropriate.
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Re: Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

DrFumblefinger ·
Ahhh. France's national pass-time seems to have become rioting in the streets and damaging private property -- usually with police in riot gear standing by and watching. Nothing quite like mob rule. Am I reading more into your photo than intended, or is there a certain ethnic group over represented in this image?
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Re: Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

PHeymont ·
Not wanting to extend this too far, but no, no particular ethnic group is represented; it's actually got a mix...and both the licensed and unlicensed drivers in Paris do include, as in many other cities including New York, a fair percentage of recent immigrants. I think your characterization of France in general is a bit unfair; direct action is not always pretty, but is sometimes the only way to get government attention. We've see that in many countries; whether a specific one gets labeled...
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Re: Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

DrFumblefinger ·
Also not wanting to take this too far, but during our last visit to Paris the city was locked down two nights as the "rowdy youth" took to the streets and rioted. The reason had nothing to do with gaining government attention or making a political statement. Paris had won the French soccer division. That's all. Not a World Cup or even a European Union win. Paris had the best soccer team in France -- my, what a surprise. But the action cost the city millions in property damage and lost...
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Re: Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

GarryRF ·
Whenever France has a "day of action" they block the ports and air traffic controllers block the air space over their country. This effectively puts a blockade on all traffic to Europe and beyond from the UK. Trucks are set ablaze. Miles of traffic bound for the UK is trapped. Families held to ransom in the ice cold winter. Stuck on freeways. Britons held in faraway airports because their flights coming home cut across French airspace. And the Riot Police stand by and watch as the Mob Rules.
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Re: Traveling in France? Strikes forecast

TravelGirlJenn ·
Hmmm. Drfumblefinger, are you sure you weren't in LA? ;-) Don't they seem to do the same thing...Dodgers win a Division...riots. Lakers win a major series...riots again. Now that they got the Rams back, yipes. I'm being a bit tongue in cheek, of course. But I have to wonder if Paris' and France's protests or strikes ever really yield results. Granted, the only thing I can compare it to are the social and political protests of late in the Bay Area; which, I fail to see how blocking traffic on...
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Re: Rail unions in Italy call weekend strike

DrFumblefinger ·
What would Italy be without a few public transportation strikes here and there?
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