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Strike by Ryanair cabin crew in Portugal has little impact

Aug. 21, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A strike by Portuguese cabin crew working for budget airline Ryanair is causing little impact, with only some minor delays reported. Portugal's National Union of Civil Aviation Cabin Crew called the five-day walkout beginning Wednesday to protest what it alleges is Ryanair's...

Portugal secures most gas supplies despite truckers' strike

Aug. 14, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal has so far averted a gas crisis with around two-thirds of the country's gas stations well-stocked three days into a strike by tanker truck drivers over pay, the government said Wednesday. Uncertainty remained, however, as employers said they wouldn't return to the...

Planned strike at Heathrow Airport suspended as union votes

Aug. 14, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Officials at London's Heathrow Airport say a planned strike has been suspended after the union representing security guards, firefighters and other workers gave its members time to consider the company's offer. Unite union members at Europe's busiest airport planned to strike Aug. 23-24 in an...

UK-based Ryanair pilots authorize 2 strikes over next month

Aug. 7, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair pilots based in the U.K. have authorized a series of summer strikes in a dispute with the budget carrier over pay and benefits. Members of the British Airline Pilots Association voted by a ratio of 4-to-1 in favor of the strikes set for Aug. 22-23 and Sept. 2-4. The union says the...

A day of striking sows chaos across Hong Kong

Aug. 5, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A general strike in Hong Kong descended into citywide mayhem Monday as defiant protesters started fires outside police stations and hurled bricks and eggs at officers. After disrupting traffic early in the day, they filled public parks and squares in several districts, refusing to disperse...

London's Heathrow Airport says Tuesday strike suspended

Aug. 5, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Officials at London's Heathrow Airport say a planned labor strike has been suspended after the union representing security guards, firefighters and other workers agreed to take a pay offer back to its membership. Unite union members had planned to strike Monday and Tuesday at Europe's busiest...

London's Heathrow Airport says the planned strike for Tuesday has been postponed by the union

Aug. 5, 2019 11:47 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — London's Heathrow Airport says the planned strike for Tuesday has been postponed by the union.

Labor union, airport avert midnight London Heathrow strike

Aug. 4, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Heathrow Airport officials and labor union leaders averted the start of a two-day strike by workers at Europe's busiest airport, agreeing Sunday to keep on talking with a mediator's help for at least another day. Security guards, firefighters, engineers and drivers at Heathrow had planned to...

The Latest: Heathrow Airport workers delay start of strike

Aug. 4, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on contract negotiations for workers at London's Heathrow Airport (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A labor union that represents workers at London's Heathrow Airport says the first day of a planned two-day strike has been suspended to union leaders, airport negotiators and their...

Labor union says start of 2-day strike at London's Heathrow Airport put on hold to allow more time for negotiations

Aug. 4, 2019 1:51 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Labor union says start of 2-day strike at London's Heathrow Airport put on hold to allow more time for negotiations.