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Upcoming Summer Travel Strikes

Upcoming Summer Travel Strikes
Jennifer Billock

Travelers, we’re sorry to tell you that transportation strikes are on the way for the summer and threatening to foil the easiness of your plans – seven of them are confirmed so far, including the first ever strike for Ryanair.

It’s become an undeniable part of summer plans: the ever-present travel strike. Here’s what you need to know about the seven planned strikes.

Ryanair launched its first-ever strike today, with pilots and staff walking out in Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Belgium. Thirty flights have been canceled so far.

French air traffic controllers will again be striking this summer. The exact dates are so far unknown, but impact over previous years from this annual strike has been substantial, affecting more than 200,000 passengers.

Luton Airport (LTN) is expecting baggage handlers to go on strike July 20 to 22, thanks to the cost of living outpacing wages.

At Manchester Airport (MAN), an as-yet-unscheduled security staff strike is looming because of long hours and staffing concerns.

Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ) will see strikes in July and August by security workers and ground staff unless their demands for more pay are met.

Alongside Trump’s visit to London, underground employees with the Piccadilly Line are planning a walkout because of working conditions and low pay.

The French railway workers will again hold a strike this summer as well, though the next date is unknown at this point. Macron is pushing for reforms he calls essential but with which the railway workers disagree. This has been the longest-running series of labor disputes in France for 30 years, The Telegraph reported.

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  1. roadwarrier

    July 16, 2018 at 8:01 am

    And last week, Belgium rail went on strike for 24 hours. They ran limited services, but cancellations on the limited services still happened.

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