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Portuguese Airport Strikes
Porto Airport Strike?
Thursday 29 December 2016 Unbelievable amount of flights cancelled from Porto today.
Tap Portugal, Lufthansa, Brussels Airline, Ryanair, Azores Airline, Iberia, Vueling, SAA and thats between 3pm and 6pm. What's going on? Later in the day less cancellations in departures but plenty in arrivals.
Monday 26 December 2016 Here’s the latest. The Union of Aviation Workers and Airports (Sitava) - Strikes this week are cancelled, baggage and airport security.Talks to begin again end of January. Good news.
Update:-Friday 23 December Here's an announcement from Portuguese Airports, don't bring hand luggage. Porto and Madeira airports to take brunt of strike action on Christmas Eve.
Old Strikes effecting Porto airport 2016
Portuguese Airport Security Strike
Porto Airport Strike
Wednesday 26 October 2016 Portuguese airport security strike is still on for tomorrow. Strike concentrated in Lisbon Airport.
4 October 2016 Private security workers will strike at Portuguese airports for 24 hours on Thursday, 27 October, 2016
These workers handle x-ray scanner and security belong to Federation of Industry and Service Unions (FETESE)
Get to your Portuguese airport minimal of four hours early to get through security. Might be tricky if you are connecting with a flight from Porto, Funchal - Madiera, Porto Santo.
Old news strikes been and gone
Lisbon Airport - Lisbon Portela Airport, Porto Airport, Funchal and Porto Santo
You should know Air France cabin crews are striking as with second busiest airline in France Aigle Azur this week and next.
Add to this Spain’s Air Europa strike by pilots.
New French general strike is being planned.
Groundforce baggage handling at this airport.
Portugal Baggage Handlers Strike
July 1, 2016 Baggage handler strike was cancelled last night see TAP
June 9, 2016 Portuguese baggage handlers will strike July, 1, 2 and 3 nationwide. Will effect flights from Porto Airport.
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
www.easytravelreport.com for updates
Last year 2015 disruptions
Groundforce disruptions last year.
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 2014
1 December 2014 Strike with TAP is dragging on. Over 138 flights have been cancelled so far. We have more information for you that you might find helpful. Lufthansa airline is on strike today and tomorrow. Strike will not interfere with Lufthansa subsidiaries. Israel and Italy both plan general strikes this month. The worst flight delays are going to come from Belgium. Charleroi and Brussels - Zaventem Airports will be basically closed. You don't want to be anywhere near it. Call your airline, change your flight www.easytravelreport.com
Tap Airlines Strike
TAP has a list of flights up TAP Might effect your flight from Porto Airport - 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
Porto Airport baggage handlers will strike 8 - 9:30 am and 6:30 - 8pm on Thursday 7 August 2014. Call your travel agent or airline ASAP. 26 July 2014 TAP Airlines pilot's will strike Saturday August 9, 2014. Follow along at TAP Strike
July 2014 Announcement by EasyJet. They will open a base July 2015. Competition for Ryanair.
Old industrial actions for 2013
June 26, 2013 Portuguese general strike to start tomorrow. Portuguese air traffic controllers may cause delays from mainland to other countries. Flights to Porto have been given a reprieve and will not be effected by this strike. Nice news.
14 March 2013
TAP Portugal strike March 21, 22 and 23
Also included in strike Portugalia, SATA International and SATA Azores.
(If necessary see our Vigo airport is just around the corner in Spain, 68 miles away) TAP Portugal flights to and from:-
Amsterdam, Caracas, Geneva, Lisbon, London-Gatwick, Luxembourg, Madeira, Newark, Paris-Orly, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Zurich
Seasonal: Porto Santo
TAP Portugal subsidiary airline Portugália flights to and from:-
Barcelona, Brussels, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino.
SATA International flights to and from:-
Munich, Ponta Delgada, Terceira, Toronto-Pearson.
Old Strikes 2012
19 September 2012 This was on the EasyJet website. Potential Industrial action affecting Faro and Oporto flights on 21st September easyJet have been informed of potential industrial action by ground handling staff affecting flights to and from Faro and Oporto on Friday 21st September.
11 August 2012 Portuguese airport workers at Porto Airport Porto airport and Faro airport who work for EasyJet threaten strike 15 August 2012 and 17 August. EasyJet will release more information on Monday.