Christmas travel strikes have been planned in all of these places in Europe

Travel is set to be severely affected by industrial strikes during the busy festive period this year.

The railway and aviation unions threaten strikes throughout December and January across Europe. It is likely to cause disruption when people try to go home for the holidays.

So where are the strikes in this Europe? birthday?

International rail services: Eurostar strikes at Christmas

The Eurostar strikes on 16 and 18 December were called off to give union members time to vote on a new payment offer.

There are still more than 100 Eurostar security staff He hits on 22 and 23 December in a wage dispute. Expect delays and cancellations these days.

The RMT union says the strike will “severely affect” trains. Eurostar and Mitie, the company that employs the security staff, says it will keep passengers informed of any impact on services.

What strikes are happening in France this Christmas?

Train conductors and ticket collectors in France threaten to strike because, according to Lemon, “they are not regarded in the same way as train drivers, even though we work three weekends a month and sleep away from home 10 nights a month.”

They are seeking higher salaries and bonuses to be factored into pension calculations.

Train conductors and ticket collectors served notice threatening to strike from 23 to 26 December and from 30 December to 2 January. Only about a third of the high-speed TGVs are expected to be operational on December 24-25.

The Sudan Railways Union also filed a nationwide strike from December 15-19 after the failure of wage negotiations with the SNCF. The strike is set to begin just one day before the start of the school holidays in France.

The union said the offer of a monthly bonus from the railway operator was “bordering on contempt”. Sud-Rail called on signal operators to “send mass” announcing their intention to strike, but they were the only union to call for action throughout France.

Air France cabin crew also issued a temporary notice of strikes between December 22 and January 2. The continuation of these strikes depends on wage negotiations.

What strikes are happening in Italy this Christmas?

From December 12 to 16, workers across Italy take part in strikes. Most of them will only participate for one of the five days to protest the Meloni government’s draft budget.

It will affect different regions of the country and sectors on different days. It is worth checking rail services in the area you are traveling to as local services are likely to be affected at some point during the week.

What strikes happen in Portugal this Christmas?

After strikes by TAP Portugal flight crew on December 8-9, which led to 360 flight cancellations, more are planned over Christmas.

Exact dates have not been announced but the National Civil Aviation Employees Union has agreed to schedule at least five days of work before Jan. 31.

What strikes happen in Spain this Christmas?

USO and SITCPLA union members of Spain-based Ryanair cabin crew have been on strike for five months.

The event started on August 8th and will run until January 7th, Monday through Thursday every week. potentially affecting flights from airports including Alicante, BarcelonaMadrid and Malaga.

But Ryanair said it did not expect the strike to cause much disruption for passengers.

Vueling cabin crew members of the Stavla union are also participating in prolonged strikes. Strikes occur on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and public holidays from 1 November to 31 December.

The airline says the industrial strike will cause minimal disruption to passengers.

Spain’s leading trade union CCOO has also called on 10,000 airport operator Aena workers to strike at Christmas over their wages being paid. The planned exits on December 22, 23, 30 and 31 and January 6 and 8 have now been canceled as an agreement was reached on a productivity bonus, which employees did not receive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pilots of the Spanish regional airline Air Nostrum have declared strikes over the festive period. They demand better working conditions and higher wages.

The planned dates are December 23, 26, 27, 29, and 30 as well as January 2 and 3 when the pilots depart for the 24-hour day.

However, Spanish law obliges workers to provide minimal services if their strike causes serious disruption to the public and freedom of movement.

What strikes are happening in the UK this Christmas?

Railway strikes It takes place in the UK throughout December through January. The Rail, Maritime, and Transportation (RMT) workers union announced that its 40,000 members will be out for eight days during the holiday season.

The RMT strike dates will be December 16-17 as well as January 3-4 and January 6-7. Almost every train operator will be affected as RMT members of National Rail and 14 train companies will be hit. It was also announced that members of the ASLEF train drivers’ union would strike on Thursday 5 January.

RMT also announced that workers would be off from 6pm on December 24th through the 27th as the pay dispute escalated.

Only one in five trains are expected to run on strike days and on days either side – known as “shoulder days” – services will run at around 60 per cent of normal.

It is possible that timetables will be adjusted to accommodate the closure, so be sure to check if your train is still running before you travel.

Hundreds of baggage handlers at Heathrow Airport airport They also go out during the Christmas period. They are on strike for 72 hours from 4am on December 16th and 29th. Employees from 10 airlines including Qantas, Aer Lingus, Lufthansa and TAP Portugal across Terminals 2, 3 and 4 are participating in the strike.

Unite expects this to cause some disruption for commuters in the run-up to the busy festive period. But it is unlikely to be widespread with British Airways – which operates half of all Heathrow flights – or Virgin Atlantic unaffected.

members of the Commercial and Public Services (PCS) union, which represents Border Force personnel, They also voted to strike at Christmas.

Employees will take part in an eight-day industrial strike from December 23-26 and December 28-31. Passport checks will be affected at Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Birmingham airports as well as the port of Newhaven.

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