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Lufthansa cabin staff strikes set to affect 120,000 passengers this week

Lufthansa cabin staff strikes set to affect 120,000 passengers this week

Lufthansa said around 120,000 passengers will be affected by strikes this week as cabin staff are set to walk out across key German airports. This week Lufthansa staff will go on strike at Frankfurt and Munich airports on 12 March and 13 March, respectively. Totalling 1,000 flights, Lufthansa ...

Baggage handlers at Manchester Airport face job losses as union makes desperate plea for more government support

By Sophie Halle-Richards, manchestereveningnews.co.uk Ground staff based Manchester Airport are facing redundancy after an aviation company proposed to make substantial job cuts. Stobart Aviation Services is looking to reduce the number of baggage handlers at Manchester, Southend and Stansted air...

Finnair Flights canceled as labour dispute hits Finland

Travel plans are being disrupted across northern Europe as a strike in Finland enters its third day. The Finnish aviation labour union, IAU, informed Finnair of a support strike which began on Monday November 25, related to the ongoing labour dispute at Posti, the Finnish postal service. Finnai...

VIDEO: Over 600 employers tackle wintry conditions at Munich Airport

Munich Airport has more than 600 employees working with special equipment to battle ice and snow, deploying up to 172 winter services employees with special vehicles for every shift, ensuring uninterrupted flight operations on the runways, taxiways and aprons. The two runways and the taxiways are ...

Gatwick staff told to use professional language when addressing passengers

Gatwick Airport staff have reportedly been sent an external memo reminding them to use professional and courteous language when addressing passengers and to refrain from using terms such as 'love' or 'darling'. The memo was sent by a contractor and supplier to the staff stating that a recent comp...

Disabled journalist stuck on plane on Heathrow apron

Source: The Telegraph. A disabled journalist working for the BBC in the UK has spoke about being stranded on an aircraft at Heathrow Airport for the second time in six months. The writer announced he was stuck on the plane after ground staff locked themselves in a lift that was supposed to be desig...

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