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​Birmingham Airport Strike
Tuesday December 6, 2016 Heads up you should know that Swissport baggage handlers and ground workers threaten strike action this weekend. Stay in touch with your airline. Last strike in the summer saw passengers bags delayed for two hours or more.

29 May 2016 Yet another French air traffic control strike is planned for June 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Flights from Birmingham International delayed today due to lack of air traffic controllers.

10 March 2016 Give yourself plenty of time getting to Birmingham Airport. Crufts Dog Show 10-13 March, extra traffic on the roads.
For the latest on transportation strikes - Italy, Spain, Germany, London Tube strikes see

10 July 2015 Flights to Spain from Birmingham International could be up the creek due to Spanish air traffic control strikes in July

Old strikes for 2015
24 June 2015 Flights with Flybe to Biarritz likely to be delayed cancelled or brought forward to French air traffic control strike 2,3 July 2015.

Old strikes for 2015
June 3, 2015 Are you flying to Spain this month?  You should know that Spanish air traffic controllers will strike four times this month. You might get caught in it. Call  your airline. Spanish air traffic control strike 2015

Are you taking a Brussels airlines flight this month? If so your flight is likely to be cancelled, brought forward or delayed
see Easy Travel Report

Wednesday 3 December 2014 German airline strike, Lufthansa extra day of strikes to include tomorrow from 3 am to midnight. 
Belgium aviation strikes
​Israel and Italy general strikes in December.

19 October 2014 We have some air strikes you might want to know about that may effect your travel plans from Birmingham International Airport

Lufthansa pilot strikeEasyJet Strike and Tap Airlines
Italian air strikes and general strikes in Belgium and Morocco see ETR 

Old industrial actions 2014
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Heads Up, Flights to and from Italy will be delayed, cancelled or moved up on Saturday, 27 September, 2014 due to an Italian air traffic control strike
3 September 2014 Baggage handlers up to mischief again. This time it's Monarch Airlines - Tenerife baggage company Menzies Aviation Dailymail
31 March 2014 So much going on regarding travels this week.
If flying to Greece you should know Greek ferry workers on strike causing mayhem to and from Greek isles, today and tomorrow.
If flying with Air Berlin or Flybe to Germany this week, guard your seat as Lufthansa airlines and Germanwings pilots are on strike this week. Eurowings pilots are not striking. Lufthansa strike page
German airport security issue is still up in the air. Today no strikes are planned regarding this.
​Irish issue over but not resolved.
11 March 2014 Irish airport workers will strike on Friday follow along with us at 

Easy Travel Report. Airports involved Cork, Shannon and Dublin.

Last years industrial actions 2013
August 13, 2013 Aer Lingus subsidiary Aer Arann pilots will strike next week. Flights to Knock (ends Oct. 26 this year), Shannon, Cork and Dublin will be delayed, cancelled or postponed. Follow along with us Aer Arann Pilot Strike  
Last years industrial action at Birmingham Airport
5 November 2012 Aer Lingus employees to strike Monday 19 November. see here
Birmingham Unite union, airport security workers have been balloted and threaten to strike week up to Christmas. Management will have a contingency plan in place.
23 September Birmingham airport passengers under another new strike threat. This time it's from Aer  Lingus employees who will strike along with Irish airport workers from Dublin, Shannon and Cork airports.  Strike is to take place Monday, October 1. 

Every employee will strike for two hours over a 24 hour period.  Call Aer Lingus to change your flight. We will follow along here Aer Lingus Strike     
Birmingham airport workers 
Update:-4 September 2012 Union Unite warning management that previous wage offer was "paltry" and Unite union will now ballot members. No pay raise since 09. 
Birmingham airport workers being balloted, no pay raise for three years. Ballots due in mid April.
UK, general strike 30 November 2011

26 November 2011Oh boy, not a good day to land in the UK. Wednesday, UK general strike, 30 November 2011. Expect 12 hour delays just to get through passport control. more info If leaving from Birmingham International airport, get to airport early, perhaps even sleep at a hotel near the airport. Call your airline if they haven't called you yet
19 Nov. Birmingham Airport closed today due to Cessna plane crash, call your airline.  Passengers being transferred by buses to other airports.
17 Arriva strike cancelled talks in process.
12 Nov. Be aware Arriva Cross Country train strike, November, 2010, figure out now how you will get out or into Birmingham International Airport. Passenger overflow will be horrendous. Arriva may put buses on? Make sure your on time for your flight.
Friday, November 19
Friday, November 26
Saturday, November 27, more dates on the way. Also will effect Stansted and Southampton airport. Follow along our front page or here

Some of the baggage handling at Birmingham Airport is done by Mitie (Same as Stansted)

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