Union to sue Monarch

October 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, EUROPE, News

LONDON, 6 October 2017: Britain’s largest trade union Unite announced, Wednesday, that it will take legal action on behalf of 1,800 employees who lost their jobs at Monarch Airlines.

Monarch declared bankruptcy on Monday morning after struggling to recover from the effects of terrorism and a weak pound. The airline immediately ceased activity and made more than 2,000 employees redundant.

Unite said in a statement that it will lodge employment tribunal proceedings over Monarch’s alleged failure to consult staff over the redundancies. Read more

New strike hits Berlin airports

March 13, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

BERLIN, 13 March 2017: Passengers flying in and out of Berlin airports face delays or cancellations Monday due to a ground crew strike over pay, union officials said.

The union, Verdi, said it is calling on ground personnel at Berlin’s Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to halt work from 0400 (0300 GMT) Monday to 0500 (0400 GMT) Tuesday.

The latest stoppage comes just two days after a walk-out on Friday grounded more than 650 flights in Berlin. Read more

Did the terminator jump ship?

April 21, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News, Trade Talk

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 April 2016: Malaysia Airlines’ CEO came under fire, Wednesday, for quitting his job early, as a union blasted him for “abandoning ship” saying his departure threatened the ailing flag carrier’s recovery.

Often nicknamed the “terminator”, Christoph Mueller was picked last year to rescue the airline after it was hit by two disasters in 2014 involving its planes.

But on Tuesday he said he was leaving before the end of his three-year contract for unspecified “personal reasons”. Read more