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Greek air traffic controllers strike 2017
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Greek General Strike
Flights to and from Thessaloniki airport will be delayed, canceled or brought forward.
Two biggest unions in Greece are planning a general strike for Wednesday, 17 May, 2017, GSEE and ADEDY.
Plan for the worst.
Olympic Air and Aegean airlines will have a revised schedule, as with other public transportation.
2016 Greek strikes
Greek General Strike
Greek general strike is planned for this Thursday 8 December, 2016.
Strike will involve public and private workers.
Air traffic control so far have not announced any strike action.
Most likely to effect Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. Stay in touch with them as you could be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
Public transport will be effected. Confirm you have transport to your airport.
Cyprus airports, Larnaca and Paphos might get caught up in delays.
You should know Greek dockworkers, Panhellenic Maritime Federation (PNO)
are on strike leaving ferries tied to ports across the country. The strike was to end early Tuesday (tomorrow) but has been extended by two days to come in line with the nationwide general strike on Thursday. Ferry strike will end 6am Friday, local time.
Greek Air Traffic Control Strike
Update:-9 October 2016 Strike is over in fact it was over yesterday after airlines scrambled to displace thousands of passengers.
All four days of industrial action have been cancelled.
Update:-6 October 2016 Strike will start 9pm UTC time Saturday 8 October and end the 10th 9pm UTC (hate UTC time, am I the only one) See NOP
5 October 2016 Greek air traffic controllers will walk of the job with four, 24 hour strikes.
Disaster for thousands of passengers, Greek air space will be closed.
Sunday 9 October, 2016
Monday 10 October
Wednesday 12 October
Thursday 13 October
New foreign bosses imposing changes, expecting efficiency.
Do see for any updates Easy Travel Report
It's possible strike may be deemed illegal. Union has given required amount of notice.
Olympic and Aegean will post a list of cancelled flights. Call your airline.
Old strikes for 2016
for 48 hour Greek general strike is being planned for after Greek Easter which is on May 1, 2016.
Greek Taxi Strike
Heads up, you will be flying into a Greek taxi strike!
Greek taxi drivers will strike nationwide starting 5am Thursday 14 April, 2016 till 5am Friday the 15th.
Leave for your Greek airport early. I’d expect the worst, blocked roads to your airport, busy highways blocked and traffic jams.
Old strikes for 2016 effecting Thessaloniki Airport.
Greek air traffic controllers will strike and close all airports to outsiders.
for Greek civil servants strike is planned for Thursday 7 April 2016.
If you are flying with Olympic or Aegean Airlines expect your flight to be delayed, canceled or brought forward.
Monday February 8, 2016 Greek general strike over for now. Flights in Europe delayed today due to high winds.
Greek General Strike
First Greek general strike of the year, Thursday, February 4, 2016. Public and private union workers will be striking.
Public transportation will be affected, trains likely to be stopped at the border crossings. Ferries likely to be tied to port. Museums and historical sights will be closed. Banks closed, bring cash as ATM's will be empty at the airport. Greek journalists will be on strike from 6am Thursday to 6am Friday.
Olympic and Aegean airlines will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
Sunday 17 January 2016 Heads up, you should know:-
Greece greek ferry strike
Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation - Greek ferry workers will strike Wednesday, Thursday 20, 21 January, 2016. Ferries will be tied to port. Your travel plans to and from the islands and getting to and form Athens Airport are in jeopardy.
Private sector union General Confederation of Greek Workers, (banks, transport and electricity) plan strike action Thursday, February 4, 2016. Union has 500,000 members. Likely to effect flights with Aegean and Olympic airlines.
Old strikes for 2015
1 July 2015 Heads up. Greek air traffic control strike is planned for this Wednesday, call your airline, your flight to Thessaloniki Airport will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Possibility Greek air traffic control will strike again in August. 22 May 2015 Greek airport workers will strike Sunday and Monday 31 May and June 1, 2015. Details as to what flights will be effected is not known. National airline Aegean Airlines likely to take the brunt of it see www.easytravelreport.com
Last years industrial actions 2014
26 November 2014 Greek airports will be hit by a Greek general strike, 24 hours starting tonight. Greek air traffic controllers are joining in. Greek air space will be closed ending 10pm tomorrow. Ferries will also be tied to port Easy Travel Report
Old industrial actions for 2013
August 2013 Olympic Airways announce Thessaloniki to Athens route cancelled. Get a refund or transfer to Aegean Airlines.
Greek air Strike was cancelled, but issues have not gone away.
Friday August 2, 2013 Announced today a Greek civil aviation strike is being planned for three days. August Friday August 9- Sunday August 11. Three rolling 24 hour strikes. 300 workers have to be let go. Air traffic controllers are not striking it's airport workers luggage handlers, ramp workers perhaps even check in desks.
Another Ryanair strike and Aegean strike.
Also striking 500 workers from the culture ministry, you may find archaeology sites closed. We will be updating as the news comes in. Expect your flight to be cancelled, might even be brought up early for Thursday evening. Call your airline now before the world does. Follow along with us Greek air traffic control strike.Update:-
July 15, Greek air traffic controllers are not striking. It's airport workers ie baggage handlers, ramp workers, perhaps even check in workers. Workers will strike from noon to 4pm tomorrow. Delays and knock on effect for passengers.
Another Greek nationwide strike is to take place this Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Stay in touch with your airline your flight could be brought up, delayed or cancelled. Olympic and Aegean airlines likely to be cancelled. Greek ferries likely to be tied to port.
Old industrial Actions
Greek Air Traffic Controllers to strike
on Thursday, May 16. All flights to be grounded, between the hours of 0900 - 1300 UTC. Bring a book, might take an hour or so to get back to normal. Just enough to miss your connecting flight. Call your airline.
25 September 2012 Greek general strike tomorrow. Greek air traffic controllers are joining in from 0700-10:00 UTC. All flights will be grounded during that time. Call your airline you may be cancelled or delayed. Will take several hours to get flights back to normal.
Thessaloniki Airport strike, 5 and 19 October 2011
All Greek air space will be closed for 24 hours. Starts Thursday 4 October 2011 9pm. Expect your flight to be delayed. Astra Airlines, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airways have cancelled flights already. Expect flights to take a while to get back to normal afterwards. Call your airline, check our front page for updates.
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