Union workers’ strikes have affected airports across Europe in recent days and weeks, and labor action is expected to continue over the coming months.
So, if you’re planning an Easter trip to Europe, it’s important to keep up with events at the airports you’re flying into and out of.Travelers Expect to Face Disruption in Spain, France and UK
Just a few weeks ago, flights to and from airports across Germany were canceled due to strikes by union workers. The strike affected seven of his airports, including his three top domestic airports in Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg. Additional airports wiped out in that recent labor action included Stuttgart, Bremen, Hannover and Dortmund. At least 300,000 passengers were affected in that case, and airlines canceled thousands of flights.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the upcoming labor strike locations and dates, according to EuroNews.Travel.
There will be a series of 24-hour union strikes every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between February 27th and April 13th. The strike involves Swissport ground service and cargo handling employees. The company serves Madrid Barajas Airport, Barcelona El Prat Airport, Luz Airport, Alicante Airport, Valencia Airport, Murcia Airport, Malaga Airport, Almeria Airport, Salamanca Airport, Valladolid Airport, Burgos Airport, Logroño Airport, Zaragoza Airport, Huesca Airport and Lanzarote Airport. , Gran Canaria, and a long list of the busiest airports in Spain. Tenerife Sur Airport.
During the strike, union members are required to provide a minimum service in accordance with Spanish law. As a result, it remains unclear what impact the strike will have.
In France, union members across the country are engaged in a protracted battle over the retirement age law. Strikes stemming from this issue include both rail workers and airport workers. A recent strike meant that 30% of flights from Orly airport in Paris had to be scrapped.
More strikes are scheduled for March 7, according to EuroNews. The day is expected to bring the most significant labor action yet, reportedly bringing France to a complete halt. After March, there is talk of a rolling strike.
At London’s Heathrow Airport, thousands of security guards, engineers and firefighters are voting on whether to go on strike. According to EuroNews, these strikes are linked to the issue of low wages. If the union votes to continue the strike, it could take place over the Easter holidays.
“A strike by members of HAL[Heathrow Airport]would inevitably cause severe disruption across Heathrow, with flight delays, disruptions and cancellations inevitable,” Unite Regional Coordinator Wayne King said at the outlet. told to
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