Strikes: This Thursday at TAP Portugal, during the holidays at British airports

Airline TAP Portuguese Airlines More than 360 flights have been cancelled Aircrew strike Thursday and Friday while London Airport – Heathrow And five other UK airports are facing strikes Border security during the year-end festivities.

as announced end of november After the failure of negotiations between the Portuguese national company and the National Civil Aviation Federation flight crew (SNPVAC), 360 preemptive flights were removed from the program “to prevent customers with flights booked from being further affected by uncertainty as to whether or not their flight, due to a crew strike, will take place”. some 50,000 passengers Portugal’s TAP Airlines was affected, resulting in a “loss of 8 million euros” while it operates an average of 300 daily flights, mainly from its base in Côte d’Ivoire. Lisbon Humberto Delgado

According to union president Ricardo Benaroyas, Ending financial restrictions to which workers are subject. The 25% wage cut that we suffered as a result of the company’s restructuring plan is unacceptable, especially with current levels of inflation. Especially when TAP Portugal registered in the third quarter of the year he won 111 million euros, compared to a net loss of 134.5 million euros in the same period in 2021. SNPVAC warned that new closures were already planned in January 2023For five days, but without a specific date.

The same feeling in Great Britain the unions they represent Border Force personnelwho announced that their members would strike for 8 days between December 23 and 31, 2022, which could cause chaos at airports across the country. HeathrowAnd the GatwickAnd the ManchesterAnd the BirminghamAnd the Glasgow And the Cardiff Concerned about the strike call launched by the union Computers, which asks the government not to improve its salary increase offer. More than 10,000 international flights could be affected, including 7,200 at the capital’s airports alone.

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General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Mark Sirotka said in a statement that the strikes ” will intensify If you do not hear the demands. ” We know our members’ actions can cause inconvenience to travelers who want to visit loved ones this holiday season, but are led by a government that doesn’t listen to its workforce. – Larger traffic is scheduled from December 16th to January 7th on motorways.

Another 72-hour strike was announced from 16 December Heathrowthis time by the union lonliness represents 350 porters by Menzies. With possible disruptions for passengers of Aer Lingus, Air Canada, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, EgyptAir, Finnair, Lufthansa, Qantas, TAP Portugal, and SWISS. But the previous stoppage at Enzies did not result in any flight cancellations, 97% of the 407 scheduled flights were on time by their own admission… BA, which manages the ground handling internally, will not be affected.

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