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15 November 2016 Germany, Lufthansa airlines back in the news today. Your flight with Lufthansa are in danger of being cancelled, delayed or brought forward Lufthansa airlines strike

Old strikes from 2014
22 June 2014 Heads up French air traffic control strike 24-29 June follow along with us French air traffic control strike

25 March 2014 Union Verdi announced today that Frankfurt strike has now spread to Munich, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Hannover, Hamburg and Stuttgart airports. Strike to start early Thursday 7am and go till 2pm. Flights likely to be back to normal by noon Friday Frankfurt strike

Last years industrial actions 2013
December 20, 2013 Turkish Airlines re-hire the 305 workers that were fired for striking in 2012. 
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July 9, 2013 Some Turkish airline workers have been on strike now for two months.  A labour court today made it illegal for Turkish Airlines management to replace those workers. Management has hired 700 workers, used it's subsidiary airline SunExpress and flight crews from Jet Airway's, India.  Let's see what Turkish Airlines next move is.
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June 10, 2012 Flights from Turkey to Europe likely to be delayed cancelled or brought forward due to French air traffic controllers strike. Other countries joining in. French air traffic control strike
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June 4, 2013 You might be delayed in getting to Istanbul airports trust.org this was last night Istanbul Ataturk airport and Antalya airport
Flight attendants cause gets lost in the protest news  YouTube
Turkish Lira tumbles, protests started last week and street damage 8 million euros. 1,500 arrests over night. We've been reading the papers and can't find any air related industrial action, strikes, Turkish airline workers maybe on a go slow, as with Turkish airports. If you know different email us. General strike might be in the works. Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (KESK) are on strike today (some 250,000 members) and now The Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DİSK) has joined in Hurriyetdaily 
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Monday June 3, 2013 Police presence at Turkish airports.
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Wednesday May 22m 2013 Management will give employees 8.1% raise 2013 and 6.1%  raise in 2014 and refuse to have more talks.  Much less than union Hava-is wanted. More employees striking, as yet no effect on flights.
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Monday May 20 Dhaka or Dakar LA Times

Thursday May 16, 2013 I wonder what went on here.  Certain embarrassment for union leaders. Intimogate? Still, all's well that ends well. This union will be back.
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Wednesday 15 May, 2013 The big day, so far some lucky passengers have caught flights today. Union say, strike will eventually catch up, in other words it takes a while for industrial action to effect flights. Never seen this before. Strikes a strike. High police presence at Istanbul airports. Could it be union workers think other wise.
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Tuesday May 14, 2013, THY Strike to start 3am tomorrow. Neither party has flinched. Management in denial. Union and management met yesterday, talks deadlocked. Excellent article up by  Hurriyetdailynews   (Can't believe it's only been re-tweeted 8 times. Talking of Twitter here's link to THY feed) Croatia airline strike goes as planned and Brussels baggage handler strike in full swing today.
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Monday May 13 Management not worried at all about this strike. They do not expect any trouble with flight schedule!
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Sunday May 12 Tamel Kotil chief executive officer suspended. No reason given. Nothing strike related on Turkish Airline website and Face Book page Come back tomorrow. Tuesday partner Croatia Airline strike
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May 9, 2013 Lipstick ban lifted, airline blame over zealous junior underlings.
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May 6, 2013 Hava-Is union posts Strike Practice guide
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May 3, 2013 Union announce strike now being planned for Wednesday, May 15 on. Management state airline will still operate! If you have a booking with this airline, ask your travel agent to change it or direct to Turkish Airlines to change your flight. Last thing you want to do is get caught up in this mess. 

If you have a lay over in an international airport, make sure you have a visa for that country so you can stay in a hotel instead of a cot on the floor of international arrivals over night with someone with TB or worse coughing over you.

This is a bitter old dispute, both parties are hard heads and will not flinch. Thousands of passengers will be looking for a plane seat. Confirm your seat if you are on a competing airline!

Possible flights by subsidiary airline AnadoluJet might also be effected by the strike. 
Turkish Airlines flights to Russia to be hit hard. Turkish Airlines flies to 12 airports in Germany. Pegasus airlines flies several routes that Turkish airlines flies to and must be happy with windfall. Pay attention to any flight gouging. Ryanair and EasyJet may step up extra flights. Somehow I can't see Turkish State Railways adding more passenger cars.

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May 2, 2013 Pink and red lipstick now banned for flight attendants. Is airline now being run by Muslin Brotherhood?
Fellow Star Alliance member Croatia Airlines is up for sale, workers calling in sick, go slow follow along with us Croatia Airlines Strike 

April 10, Union has till May 23 to announce strike action

April 24, 2013 Turkish Airlines bans alcohol on domestic flights. 

April 9, 2013 Old issue from last years firing of some 305 workers is still gnawing away at Hava-İş union. Some 14,000 of the 16,000 Turkish Airline workers belong to this union and they have the power to ruin your travel plans. Union looking for reinstatement of fired employees and TRY200 + 10% pay raise. Government offering 3%. Union to announce on Wednesday, tomorrow strike times and dates.

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February 13, 2013 Turkish Airline flights will be in trouble this week.
1. German airport security strike see our Hamburg airport strike page.
2. If you are flying to Spain, Turkish airlines uses Iberia airline workers for airport handling see Iberia Strike
Turkish Airlines flights from / to Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Malaga and Valencia.
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February Flight attendants getting new uniforms, more traditional, plus a fez is a must.
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January 2013 Some workers reinstated from strike last year, one of the not reinstated is a union head.




Last year 2012 industrial actions
December 2012 Turkish airlines working out a codeshare deal with Air Canada
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27 November Turkish airlines has new luggage rules. Check out site. Reminder flights to Italy maybe disrupted this week. Italians are having a general strike.

13 July 2012 Turkish Airlines in the spot light, hearing from this week from The International Transport Workers Federation who have started a campaign to re-instate the fired employees reinstate305.org    

Friday 8 June 2012 Turkish Airlines will not hire back the 300 or so employees. Hacking of the website was done from abroad.

Friday 1 June 2012 Demonstrations today in Istanbul outside Turkish Airlines offices including riot police. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday the legislation is designed to prevent interruptions in air travel. Government said it wants to make Turkish Airlines immune to strikes.

Turkish Airlines Strike
Thursday 31 May 2012 Istanbul, Ataturk Airport effected by Turkish Airlines employees striking again today from 3 AM - 8 PM Turkish parliament pass controversial bill to ban strikes in the aviation industry. Employees will strike daily. Passengers have been given local hotels. Call them.
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Wednesday 30 May 2012 Turkish Airlines cancels another 68 flights today. List of Turkish Airlines flights cancelled today. 150 personnel fired over go-slow at Istanbul Ataturk International airport yesterday. Turkish Airlines website was hacked yesterday. Here's a video
from euronews.com
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Turkish Airlines Strike
Tuesday 29 May Wild cat strike today at Turkish Airlines fires  128 domestic and international flights were canceled today leaving thousands of passengers to scramble at Istanbul airport Ataturk International. Flights to Germany, Frankfurt, London, Hearthrow and Amsterdam Netherlands hit the worst. Strike by airport workers, (union, Turkish Civil Aviation Hava-Is)   ground handlers, technicians eventually led Turkish Airlines to cancel some 100 or so flights. Strike will end at midnight local time tonight. Airline rents three planes with crews from Sky Airlines. Some sources for you.
en.trend.az   
hurriyetdailynews.com

Turkish government wants to pass a law stating it will be illegal for aviation unions to strike. Against all human rights. Is this a sign Turkish government is gearing up for recession. Here's the end of the number one airline status. Why mess with a good thing? This issue is not going to go away soon. May 2012 opens new route to Mogadishu, Somalia. Now there's a popular route. With?

Other pages you might find info front page and Istanbul Airport Strike   
and local papers:-Gazette   Haberler     Zaman   
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