Thomas Cook Pilot Strike

Thomas Cook Strike 

Thomas Cook operates out of Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Stansted, East Midlands, Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow airports.

Average 475 cabin crew employee earns GPB 15,000. Company is broke and over extended. Will remove 6 long-haul jets and will close 24 shops.   

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​Thomas Cook Pilot Strike 2017
Friday 6 October, 2017 All up coming strikes are cancelled. Issue is not resolved. Choose another air carrier over Christmas and New Year.

Update:-28 September 2017 Strike tomorrow is cancelled. Pilots' plan talks and will consider extending strike action.
Update:-27 September 2017 Yet more strike action planned by Thomas Cook pilots. 
Friday 29 September  and Friday October 6th unless parties come to a deal. Each strike is  24 hours long. Last strike 40 flights had to be rescheduled.

Issues not resolved, talks fail. Strike action, 24 hours, starts 3am Saturday, 23 September till 3am Sunday. Management offering 1.5% pay raise. Thomas Cook has a notice up

Update:-Thomas Cook strike is on for tomorrow.
Press release from BALPA Nothing on Thomas Cook web site

Friday, 8 September, 2017 Thomas Cook airline pilot strike action from 3am to 3pm. Your flight will likely be brought forward, delayed or even cancelled. Negotiations are still on going with pilot union BALPA (400 members out of the 560 pilots) and Thomas cook management
Thomas Cook Management will have a contingency plan in place for you. Even so, stay in close contact with them.

We've got some strikes which might affect your Thomas Cook flight
French air traffic control strikes added strike dates
April 16 - 18 and April 29 - May 2.
Scottis airport strike

8 March 2015 Thomas Cook in the news today. Sold, 5%  of company sold to a Chinese company.
Last years industrial actoins
Morocco and Belgium have general strikes planned.
Italy several aviation strikes are planed 14 November 2014 Follow along with us at ETR
Lufthansa pilot strikeEasyJet strike and TAP Airlines strikes

Old industrial actions
6 March 2013 Thomas Cook austerity plan coming into effect in UK. Some stores to close and 2,500 employees to go. Concertrating on online business.
26 September 2012 Vicious online Twitter campaign Daily Mail
12 July 2012 Where are the results? What was the result? Anyone?

6 June Thomas Cook Airlines back in the news today. Unite union balloting employees for strike action. Ballot due in July 9.

13 December Union Unite and management sign a wage deal. Strike issues resolved. 

26 November 2011 Thomas Cook gets a loan, 
£200 million!  Dailymail

25 November 2011 Simon Calder at the Independant answers some of your questions.

10 November Union Unite and Thomas Cook management will meet again on Wednesday 23 November.

4 November 2011 New meeting planned now for 

9 November 2011 between Unite union and management.
Meetings between union Unite and management to take place Wednesday 2 November 2011. 

25 October 2011 Union Unite's 475 cabin crew have voted to strike.

4 August Thomas Cook not doing so well

28 Jan 2011 Thomas Cook screw up guardian

5/25/08  Brawling couple divert plane  bbc

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