Balpa offers to halt strikes if BA negotiates on new proposal

The British Airways Pilot Association (Balpa) may call off proposed strikes set for next week, Sept. 9 and 10, if British Airways resumes negotiations on a new proposal submitted by the union to BA’s CEO, Alex Cruz. It is not clear what the new proposal entails, and Balpa has not yet responded to a request […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 6, 2019

Strike activity by air traffic controllers costing ‘millions of euros’ at LGG

Liège Airport (LGG) said that the absence of air traffic controllers during the night of March 25 and 26, due to employee strike activities, has seriously affected operations, including cargo flights, and is costing companies at the airport “millions of euros,” according to a story from Aviation24. Belgium-based Skeyes, the autonomous public company in charge […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 26, 2019

Air France says expect delays in light of today’s strikes

Today, Air France expects delays in its flight schedules due to continued strikes from ten of its pilot, cabin crew and staff unions. The carrier indicated on the company website: “It remains too early to ascertain the potential outcome of the effects this strike might have on our flight schedule,” so the potential for supply […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 30, 2018

UPS dismisses threat of mechanics’ strike

UPS has called the threat of a strike by the union representing its aircraft mechanics a “union tactic designed to pressure talks,” according to Mike Mangeot, UPS Airlines strategic communications director, in response to yesterday’s coverage of the ongoing labor negotiations. “UPS continues to negotiate in good faith for an agreement that’s good for them, […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 2, 2017

Cargolux (finally) reaches deal with unions

Perhaps the third time’s the charm for Cargolux. After seemingly reaching an accord with its labor unions in mid-November, then prematurely announcing a “breakthrough” in its negotiations on Dec. 1, the Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier has apparently reached an agreement with its three main pilot and ground crew labor unions – OGBL, CLSC and LCGB – […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 17, 2015

LCGB union pulls out of Cargolux deal

A week after a hard-fought, yet tentative, “principle agreement” was hammered out between Luxembourg’s Cargolux Airlines International and its unions to avoid a possible strike, Cargolux reported that the Luxembourg Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (LCGB) has “unexpectedly” halted further negotiations, saying that the talks between labor and management had failed. In a statement from […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 9, 2015

Cargolux avoids strike with tentative union deal

After two days of intense negotiations with two of the unions representing most of its workers, Cargolux appears to have narrowly averted a strike as the all-cargo carrier’s previous collective work agreement (CWA) expired on Dec. 1. Late on Tuesday evening this week, Cargolux announced that a “major breakthrough” had been reached with the unions, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 2, 2015

VC strike extends to Lufthansa’s long-haul flights

Two days after ending its most recent strike against Lufthansa’s short- and medium-haul operations, the German pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said it has extend its strike for long-haul and cargo pilots through the end of the day today, forcing the beleaguered carrier to cancel 37 of its 72 scheduled long-haul flights out of Frankfurt […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 4, 2014

New Lufthansa pilots strike may delay cargo

In the latest chapter of its long-running feud with Lufthansa over retirement benefits, the German pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has begun another strike that will halt roughly half of the carrier’s passenger flights and may result in some delays in cargo shipments. The strike – the ninth work stoppage at the airline this year […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 1, 2014

Lufthansa strike expands to long-haul flights

In their long-running struggle over proposed retirement plan changes, members of the German pilots union, Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), have turned up the heat on Lufthansa by extending its current two-day strike for short-haul routes to include long-haul routes as well. The 35-hour strike, the eighth labor action that VC has coordinated against Lufthansa in 2014, […]
  • October 21, 2014

Lufthansa Cargo expects little disruption from latest strike

Pilots from the German union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) have begun yet another strike at Lufthansa Cargo, scheduled for today and tomorrow, to protest expected changes in the carrier’s retirement benefits plan. However, Lufthansa Cargo said that the latest action – the sixth so far in 2014 – will create little to no disruptions in cargo […]
  • October 8, 2014