Azores Airline Strike
Azores Airport Strike

Lisbon Airport - Lisbon Portela Airport, Porto Airport, Funchal and Porto Santo

Portuguese airport security strike and other transportation strikes
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SATA strike update:-Friday 28 April, 2017.  Everything is very quiet isn't it! Expect more information to come from SATA Saturday evening, Sunday morning. After talks Thursday evening union will not rule out more strikes in the near future.
SATA has notice up.
Flight stats

SATA Strike
SATA Azores and SATA International
Sata cabin crew union National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) have put in strike notice for
Monday, Tuesday, May 1st and 2nd.
It’s not just flight attendants, reservations, and ground crews.
Flights to Ponte Delgada and Terceira and the mainland will be assured with TAP Portugal EasyJet and Ryanair.
Minimum service Lisbon - Pico, Lisbon- Horta
Your flight will likely be brought forward, delayed or even cancelled. More information out closer to strike date.

Are you flying to a Berlin Airport? 2,000 ground workers on strike tomorrow, 8 February, 2017 see

 Old strikes from 2016
Groundforce baggage handlers strike
Portugal Baggage Handlers Strike
June 9, 2016 Portuguese baggage handlers will strike July, 1, 2 and 3 nationwide. Will effect flights from Ponta Delgada.
Union involved SITAVA, handling companies to be involved Groundforce, Portway, out sourced workers and temps. 5,000 workers in this sector 1,300 in SITAVA union. 
You know the drill, stay in touch with your airline, just take carry-on. All airport’s in Portugal will be hit for updates

Old strikes from 2015
Groundforce Strike
Saturday 29 August and Sunday, 30 August, 2015. Call your airline.
Handlers have not had a pay raise since 2008.

Lisbon Ferry Strike Action
Soflusa link between Barreiro and Terreiro do Paco in Lisbon
and Transtejo link between Cacilhas and Cais do Sodre
Lisbon ferry strike September Monday, 7 and Tuesday 8th.
Strike will last three hours per shift.

Old strikes for 2015
Tap Airlines Strike
TAP has a list of flights up TAP Might effect your flight from Ponta Delgada - missed connections?

National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) two sets of strikes planned:-
Thursday 30, October 2014
Saturday 1, November 2014
Sunday 30, November, 2014
Tuesday 2, December, 2014 follow along with us TAP Airline Strike  

Old strikes for 2014
26 July 2014 TAP airline pilots will strike Saturday, 
9 August 2014. Strike will last 24 hours. Call them Follow along with us TAP Airline Strike page

Old labor strikes for 2013
​August 26, 2013 Couple of things to tell you today.
Old issue with SATA Azores has not been resolved. Union state workers will strike in the form of, no overtime or working on public holidays from now till the end of the year. SATA Strike. Let's hope this issue doesn't drag on.
Groundforce baggage handlers will strike the end of this month. Baggage handling in Ponta is done by SATA Azores workers, but if you are taking TAP to Lisbon Airport that is where the action will be. Last strike by Groundforce had minimal effect, although it did delay some international flights.

Old industrial action for 2013
June 26 Portuguese air traffic control strike starting midnight tonight till Thursday midnight.
Flights to Ponta Delgada will not be effected. Excellent news. Although flights from the mainland to other countries will be delayed.
10 June You might find Portuguese air traffic controllers on strike this week. They will join in French air traffic controllers strike.  Keep in close contact with your airline. Azores always seems to get hit.
Flying with TAP Airlines? You should know that SATA airline workers are contracted to do ground handling for TAP Airlines.

Flights to United States - Boston and
Canada - Toronto

Update:-April 19 TAP Airlines announce today that flights between Azores and mainland are likely to be compromised by the SATA Azores airline strike. TAP flies to Ponta Delgada, Terciera, Pico and Horta. TAP airline, just like you has no idea what is going happen till Monday and stated as much today. Arbitral Tribunal have issued minimal service from Ponta ie one flight per day by SATA Azores. (TAP fliers follow along with us on our TAP strike page)
Update:-April 18  Union and management met today in Ponta Del Gada. Strike still on.
Update:-April 17 Management tell unions they are open for negotiations, meeting will be held tomorrow.
Saturday, April 6, 2013 Troubled Ponta Delgada Airport, bad news I'm afraid. SATA Azores and SATA International pilots and cabin crew will strike on:-
Tuesday April 23
Wednesday April 24
Thursday April 25
Thursday May 2
Friday May 3
Saturday May 4

Still time for this to blow over. 

Unions:-SNPVAC  Page can be translated and believe it or not you can send a question directly to union.  Tell us how that goes!

Ponta Delgada Airport   SATA Air Açores 

Flights to and from Lisbon, Terceira, Porto, Santa Maria, Horta, Pico, Flores and Funchal.
United States - Boston 
Canada - Toronto
Air Berlin pulls out April 24, 2013
29 March 2013 Portugal TAP Airline Sata Easter baggage handlers Azores dispute see TAP

Who else is on strike today?
What's your airline up to?
Shaky Airline Status
Airport Strike 2016
Travel Industrial Action strike this week 2016 

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