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British Airways Fails to Block Upcoming Pilot Strike

British Airways has lost a court battle with a pilot union over the legitimacy of a potential strike over pilot pay. The injunction intended to block a planned walkout by up to 93 percent of the union members, which totals around 4,000 pilots. The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced on Monday its intention to strike this summer period following a ballot of BA pilot members after talks with the airline, which began in late 2018, failed to reach a…

EVA Air Cabin Crew Set to Strike

Following a vote earlier this week, the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union has decided to strike against Taiwanese carrier EVA Air. The strike comes after two rounds of negotiations with EVA failed to yield results with the chief complaints concerning overtime, long working hours and pay. While no date for the…

SAS Reaches Collective Agreement With Pilots After Week-long Flight Disruption

Scandinavian carrier SAS reached an agreement with its pilot group this week ending a strike which lasted seven days resulting in the cancellation of over 4,000 flights. The airline announced the end of the industrial action at a press conference on Thursday evening bringing relief to its customers, 360,000 of…

SAS Cancels Thousands of Flights as Pilot Strike Continues

Scandinavian airline SAS has been forced to cancel flights on Monday and Tuesday as a pilot strike by Swedish, Danish and Norwegian pilot unions continues to disrupt flight operations. In a statement to passengers, the airline said: “We deeply regret that our customers are affected by the ongoing pilot strike…

Virgin Atlantic Pilots to Strike During Busy Holiday Rush

The Professional Pilots Union, the group that represents around 30 percent of Virgin Atlantic's pilots, is planning to strike on December 22 and will strike until Christmas. The strike comes after the union was excluded from talks regarding proposed changes to pilot benefits. “We hope that Virgin acknowledge (sic) the mandate…

Ryanair Pilot Unions Meet to Discuss Further Action After Summer…

Ryanair’s troubled summer of strikes appears to be continuing into the autumn given there is yet to be an agreement with any of the union groups it has recently recognized. The Irish carrier has been facing increased pressure from pilot and cabin crew groups across Europe with multiple strike action…

Allegiant Air Pilots Strike is Imminent

Achieving a 93.5 percent voting result in the affirmative, Allegiant Air pilots have announced their intention to perform a labor strike if they deem it necessary. The potential strike originates from Allegiant’s long-time refusal to create a better scheduling system that has “negatively impacted” pilots’ lives and their family lives. The…

Ryanair Faced with Wave of Summer Holiday Strikes by Pilots…

Ryanair is facing a difficult first few weeks of the European summer holiday period as pilots in Ireland have scheduled a strike on Thursday, July 12. The action follows Ryanair’s decision to recognize unions in December 2017 and is the result of what the Irish pilots’ union IALPA says is…

After Strong First Quarter Success, LATAM Estimates $25 Million in…

On April 10, 2018, 842 unionized cabin-crew members of Transporte Aereo S.A., one of the affiliates of LATAM Airlines Group in Chile, went on a strike that affected LATAM’s domestic operations in Chile, as well as some regional flights from Chile to other countries in South America. Despite the company taking all possible…

German Public Worker Strike Causes Major Delays for Lufthansa Passengers

Nearly 1,100 flights were cancelled by German carrier Lufthansa last Tuesday, affecting about 90,000 passengers, after a strike carried on by state workers to demand higher pay included airport ground staff. The workers, all belonging to the public sector, were performing intermittent strikes in different service areas, and the protest…