31 August 2012 Other date for Portway baggage handlers strike was for today. Some one correct us. What's going on?

15 August 2012, some 850 Portway, ground handlers strike at Lisbon, Faro, Porto and Funchal airports. As far as can figure out from the media only two flights were delayed today.
Orbest flight in Lisbon and one in Porto AirTransat.

11 August 2012 EasyJet and ground handlers at Faro and Porto airport are in negotiations. Airport workers threaten strike Wednesday 15 August and Friday 
17 August. More news to come on Monday.

10 August 2012 SATA strike has been cancelled. 

Old news
16 July 2012 SATA Air Azores had given management a month for a response for a wage hike. None came. Consequently cabin crew will now strike for four days.
Tuesday and Wednesday 31 July or 1 Aug
Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August 2012
Call them ASAP.

TAP PILOTS STRIKE or air traffic controllers
Portuguese air traffic controllers strike

4 July Portuguese government trying to get TAP pilot strike deemed illegal tap pilots strike

Update:-28 June 2012 Cheers. Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones and have not been touched yet. Others were screwed in preparations for Portuguese air traffic controllers and airport workers strike, which has now been cancelled. Still under strike threat are TAP and SATA Airlines pilots for next month.
Portugal and Madeira 
Portuguese air traffic control strike and other Portuguese airport workers will strike
29 June - 3 July.
Friday 29 June 06:00 to 12:00 and from 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday 30 June 06:00 to 12:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00
Sunday 1 July 06:00 to 12:00 and 17:00 to 21:00.
Monday 2 July 06:00 to 12:00 and 17:00 to 21:00.
Tuesday 3 July 06:00 to 12:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00
All Portuguese airport workers will be on strike 2 July in the morning only. If you are flying in/out Portugal on the 2 July, change your flight now at your convenience and not someone else's. 

29 and 30 June, 3 July (for the three days between 05:00 and 11:00 and between 17:00 to 21:00), 
July 1 and 2 July (from 05:00 to 11:00 and 16:00 to 22:00).

Old Stuff

Tap Portugal Here is what TAP says for the 17 and 18 May.  Who does TAP code-share with?
Comboios de Portugal Portuguese rail company

May (of course this may change)
11 ATC
13, 14, 15, 16 Train strike
17 ATC, Lisbon metro, Update:-17 May Some 54 flights 
cancelled today from Faro Airport. 
18 ATC, SATA, Portuguese airport strike,
19 SATA, train, 
20 SATA, train, 
21 train
22 Lisbon metro
23, train
24 ATC, train,
25 ATC

SATA International airline and SATA Açores pilots threat strike. more information on Sata
Update:- Strike for 11, 12, 13 cancelled, but 18,19 and 20 still on.
Portuguese air traffic controllers strike
Expect flight delays or even cancellations.
11, 17, 18, 24 and May 25 
2 hours per shift from 07:00 to 09: 00, from 2-4 PM and from 9-11PM on the continent and Madeira). Here's what TAP has to say for the 11th.
Friday 18 May Workers Union Aviation and Airports (SITAVA) Portuguese airport strike, ANA Group, 
ANAM-Madeira Airport, The Portway, The TAP Group, 
(but not Groundforce workers) Starts 17 May 8:30pm. You figure it out here's the article from DN translation

Portuguese Train Strike
Update:-7 May  2012 Low strike turnout by workers, system flowing.
Carris train strike between 7 and 13 May 2012 will be a partial strike, 2 hours per shift. Very inconvenient.

Portuguese Rail Strike CP
This time it's auditors and ticket office workers.
Aggressive strike. 24 hours per strike in May.
14 15 16 Monday Tuesday Wednesday.
19 20 21 Saturday Sunday and Monday (Saturday and Sunday same day as SATA is to strike)
23 24 25 Wednesday Thursday and Friday. Thursday and Friday the same day as Portuguese air traffic control strike.

Lisbon Metro Strike
Thursday 17 May 2012
Tuesday 22 May
Aimed clearly at commuters
5:30 and 10:00 general workers
8 AM - Noon administration workers.

Old stuff
Wednesday 8 February 2012
Sunday 12 February 2012

*12 April Faro airport expected to be hit hard by SATA International airlines Sata pilot strike (threat only at the moment)

So last year
9 December 2011 TAP pilot strike has been cancelled. First half only
Second part of the strike in new year is still on. 
Tuesday 3 January 2012
Wednesday 4 January
Thursday 5 January
Friday 6 January 
Portuguese CP railway has announced a strike for Christmas and New Year. Easy Travel Report

       Nationwide general strike called for 
24 November 2011
11 November 2011 Not only will it be Faro airport but all off Portuguese airspace will be closed 24 November. As yet we don't know how long the strike will be 24 hours or just four hours. What we do know is that all Portuguese airline staff will strike for 24 hours ie TAP, Portugalia, White and Sata. Another thing you should know Groundforce baggage handlers are due 
Serves Aer Lingus, EasyJet, Thomas Cook
and Ryanair to name a few. Call your airline.

Oh, so last year
12/26/2010 All's well in Faro?
12/21/2010 Good news, for TAP airline strike for Thursday cancelled but strike still be on for next week with Groundforce
Yep, just what you need, weather and now this. Please go to our front page to find out who else is on strike today!

What does Faro/Algarve airport have to say?
Portuguese TAP Air strike, at Faro Airport, Algarve, by Groundforce baggage handlers, civilaviation, airport and aviation staff.
Spread out over six days. Starting:-

Dec. 22, 9pm till 3am the 24th December
Dec. 28, 9pm till 3am the 30th December

Portway-Handling is joining in, they service, are you ready?
Passenger check-in
Baggage check in
Escorting passengers which includes passengers with wheelchairs
VIP services
Services for escorting passengers
Lost and found
Excess baggage handling
Ramp service such as crew and passenger transportation
Aircraft loading and unloading
Ramp to flight communication
aircraft moving
Cabin cleaning
Lav and water service
Aircraft starting (you know they spin the propellors)
Cargo mail service
Lift services
x-ray, scanning and security (no way is this airport going to open now)
Travel documentation

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also see ourairports.com Faro

​Spanish air traffic control dates?

​We have some aviation strikes that might effect your flight to and from Faro Airport. Your flight will be delayed, canceled or brought forward, call your airline.

Italian air traffic control strike Friday 8 June, 2018

French air traffic control out of Marseille airport again! Friday and Saturday 9, 10 June.

Barcelona El Prat airport will have random strikes summer of 2018 starting 20 June, 2018

Greek general strike is planned for  May 30th.

French air traffic control again! June, 2018
May, 2018

Lisbon ferry strike see Easy Travel Report for this and other strikes

Just what happened May 6, 2018 
The Portugal News

Lisbon Metro strike
Lisbon Metro workers will strike Thursday April 19, 2018

and Ryanair Easter Strike

Thursday 15, February, 2018 Are your flying with Ryanair?  You may want to know about the Ryanair Portugal cabin crew strike over Easter 2018 follow along with us Easy Travel Report

Last years shenanigans we caught
26 December, 2017 Strike had little impact. 
Some delays so far today, nothing majour
Faro Departures

Faro airport security strike is planned (nationwide) workers will strike Christmas Eve 00:01 hours and end 23:59 hours Christmas Day. Get to Faro airport earlier than usual, you don't want to miss your plane. Call your airline they may have plans for your.

Airport security workers threaten another strike New Years Day.

Ryanair flights to Faro up the creek
13 December, 2017 It was announced today that Ryanair Portugal - workers based in Portugal will strike for 24 hours, Wednesday, 20 December, 2017 starts 00:01-23:59hrs. 
​Do you know about Madrid airport security strike and Orly Airport strike? 

Are you flying to Italy mid December?
Be ready air traffic control and other terrors are planned for you
Easy Travel Report

Portuguese airport control suffering from lack of inspectors summer 2017. Be prepared for four hour wait time or less.

Portuguese Passport Control 
Update:-Passport control strike was cancelled Wednesday 23 August, 2017. Lucky you.

The inspectors of the Aliens and Borders Service (SEF) will be on strike Thursday and Friday, August 24 and 25, 2017.
Hours, times to be announced

Perhaps you need to know Lisbon Metro strike 1st and 3rd of August 2017
Easy Travel Report

Groundforce baggage handlers have taken up from the last strike last December 2016. Groundforce baggage handlers will strike for three hours only. Just long enough to cause some real pain. 26 July 2017 from Groundforce baggage handling will strike 3 pm - 6pm. Stay in close contact with your airline. Follow along Groundforce baggage strike or Easy Travel Report for this and more travel strikes.

Portuguese Airport Security Strike
This week-end 23rd and 24th June, 2017
SITAVA union workers. Airport security companies Prosegur and Securitas workers will strike for 48 hours. All airports will be involved including Azores and Madeira. If leaving Faro Airport come minimum three hours early, carry nothing in your carry-on to help the security check move faster. Arrivals be prepared for a wait and stay in close contact with your airline. Any updates will be Easy Travel Report front page
Faro has a notice up
Update:-Faro Airport strike will start earlier than other Portuguese airports and strike will end Sunday morning in Lisbon and Oporto.

Cancelled TAP Express subsidiary for TAP Portugal formerly known as Portugalia airlines is on strike from Saturday 10 June, 2017 till Tuesday the 20th of June 2017.
Follow along TAP Express Strike

​See who else is on strike in the aviation business in Portugal Easy Travel Report

Sata cabin crew union National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) have put in strike notice. (Not just flight attendants, reservations, and ground crews)
SATA Strike Thursday and Friday, June 1 and 2, 2017

Update:-31 May 2017 Strike is still on unfortunately. Seven hour meeting yesterday was fruitless. SATA International, Lisbon and Horta flights are guaranteed on the 1st and for the 2nd of June, flights from Lisbon to Horta will be guaranteed. 
SATA Air Azores all regional flights will be working.
SATA advice passengers to change flight for another day or refund.
https://www.azoresairlines.pt/en/information/latest Has strike notice up. Sorry we don't have more information for you at this time, vague isn't it.

Weather is looking great for Thursday and Friday - no weather delays.
Union does not rule out more industrial action in the future.

25 May 2017 SATA group, SATA Azores airlines, SATA Air Acores, SATA airlines remind passengers about the strike action planned for June 1 and 2. Call them. Minimal service will be in effect.

easyJet Strike
This strike may have been cancelled.
Today, Thursday 11 May 2017 easyJet cabin crews and ground crews will strike for three days. It’s possible EasyJet will bring in foreign crews.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, May 27, 28 and 29th, 2017.
Strike starts Saturday 00:01hrs - ends Monday, 23:59hrs 

Portuguese airport security strike by union workers planned
More news to give you aggravation. 
Saturday 29 April, 2017 Portuguese airport security, Union of Aviation Workers and Airports (Sitava), Prosegur and Securitas company workers threaten strike action between May 13 -17th at all Portuguese airports. 
This includes Azores and Madeira May 12th and 13th May when the Pope visits Fatima shrine.
May 13 -17, 2017 union is arranging 24 hour strikes. 
Get to your Portuguese airport at least three hours early. Bring minimum hand luggage to get through customs fast. Stay in close contact with your airline. 
This is an old dispute which has been going on what seems like for years. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail at the last minute and knock sense into them.
Don't expect news out till 24 hours before strike action is to take place. We will update on either here or Easy Travel Report
This new public holiday may effect your travel plans as well -
Papal holiday declared, country to shut down May 12, 2017 Portugal news


SATA Strike
UPDATE:-New SATA strike is planned June 1 and 2, 2017 SATA strikes
SATA Azores and SATA International
Sata cabin crew union National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) have put in strike notice for
Monday, Tuesday, May 1st and 2nd.
It’s not just flight attendants, reservations, and ground crews.
Flights to Ponte Delgada and Terceira and the mainland will be assured with TAP Portugal EasyJet and Ryanair.
Minimum service Lisbon - Pico, Lisbon- Horta
Your flight will likely be brought forward, delayed or even cancelled. More information out closer to strike date see Easy Travel Report

Barcelona taxi strike this Thursday 16 March, 2017. More strikes perhaps to come.
Madrid Metro strikes


Strikes from 2016 some issues still not resolved.
Portugal Airport Security Strike

Portuguese Airport Strike
Faro Airport Strike
Monday 26 December 2016 Here’s the latest. The Union of Aviation Workers and Airports (Sitava) - Strikes this week are cancelled, baggage and airport security.Talks to begin again end of January. Good news.

Saturday December 10, 2016 Union SITAVA who represent 1, 300 Groundforce and Portway ground workers and Prosegur and Securitas (airport security) companies at Portuguese airports threaten strike action between Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December.

Airlines are held hostage till meeting planned for Monday, 26th December is over and result announced.

Last Portuguese airport strike in August of this year saw Faro, Lisbon and Porto airports hit badly. Fewer check points, increased wait time to get through security. Causing delayed access to boarding areas. Flight delays of 90 minutes causing passengers to miss connecting flights and having to re-book flights on the fly. Waiting passengers were given water and snacks.

Collective Bargaining Agreement ends July 31, 2017. SITAVA union looking to secure wages increase over the next two years.

Ports will also be affected by this strike.

Groundforce provides service to 150 airlines, along with baggage handling, cleans aircraft, airport security, maintains equipment and ground transport.

We recommend you get to the airport a lot earlier than usual regardless and stay in close contact with your airline. (I'd go four hours early to get through airport security so you can read a book while you wait for your delayed aircraft! Perhaps strike will be certain times through out the day, rather than a complete standstill, fingers crossed) Mothers, bring more baby food and diapers than usual.

Good news SATA airlines has signed a deal with SITAVA union members who work for Groundforce this week. SATA passengers will now just be subject to airport security strikes alone, every little helps! We will update, 
www.easytraveleport.com for this and other industrial actions

You should know Air France cabin crews are striking as with second busiest airline in France Aigle Azur this week and next. 
Add to this Spain’s Air Europa strike by pilots.
New French general strike is being planned.
For this and other travel strikes www.easytravelreport.com

July 1, 2016 Baggage handler strike was cancelled last night see TAP

1 June 2016 Difficult month in July for passengers out of Faro Airport. Air traffic control in France, Italy and Spain. 

Old strikes for 2015
Spanish air traffic control strike
Update:-Spanish government state 70% of flights will leave by law. Airlines should easily work around this. Call your airline.

Announced today, Wednesday 27 May, 2015 Spanish air traffic controllers will strike.
Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA)
Times 10 am - Noon and 6 - 8 pm (local times)
Monday 8 June 2014 
Wednesday 10 June 2014
Friday 12 June and Sunday 14 June.
Strike is over the punishment of 61 controllers who went on strike in 2010.
(This union's last strike was 26 years ago, represent 90% of controllers)
Follow along with us at Easy Travel Report along with Spanish baggage handler strike information
5 May TAP Air Portugal, it's day five. Airline expects to fly 70% of it's flights. Follow along with us TAP Strike
Other strikes this month that might effect your travel plans, Italian airport workers, Helsinki Vantaa baggage handlers possible strike action and German rail strike is also going on this week Easy Travel Report

8 April, 2015 French air traffic controllers
are messing with your travel plans. All French air space is closed. More strikes are planned in April and May 2015. Perhaps you need to know Scottish Airport security strike is also going on.

Last years 2014 strike actions
December 8, 2014 TAP subsidiary Portugalia strike action
Friday, December 12, 2014 length?
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Brussels Airport strike 8th and 15 December, 2014 Your Brussels airline flight will be cancelled, delayed or brought forward Easy Travel Report or Brussels Airline strike
1 December 2014 TAP strike in full force today along with Lufthansa Airlines. 
138 flights with TAP cancelled already. Lufthansa subsidiaries will not be affected. More aviation strikes you might want to know. Italy and Israel plan general strikes this month. The largest aviation disruption is going to generate from and to Belgium this month. Chaleroi Airport and Brussels airport will be closed 8th and 15th December. Follow along with us www.easytravelreport.com

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

Lufthansa pilot strikeEasyJet Strike and Tap Airlines

Italian air strikes and general strikes in Belgium and Morocco see ETR
German Railway strike issues still not resolved

Old industrial actions for 2014 
Italian air strikes and general strikes in Belgium and Morocco see ETR
German Railway strike issues still not resolved

Old industrial actions for 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
Air France strike still going on

        TAP Pilot Strike
26 July 2014 TAP airline pilots will strike Saturday, 9 August 2014. Strike will last 24 hours. Call them Follow along with us TAP Airline Strike page
Old labor strikes for 2014

​​    SATA Azores Strike
SATA Air Azores workers will strike from Wednesday 18 - 28 June Saturday. Call them ASAP. Your connection with SATA International to the Azores is in jeopardy. Follow along with us SATA Strike

Old industrial actions
6 March 2014 This week, Friday, Dublin airport strike along with Aer Lingus strike

29 January 2014 ANA send regrets

28 January 2014 Be prepared to be waiting at the airport this week, unless your airline contacts you. Pan European air traffic control strike. See Easy Travel Report for other countries involved. Portugal
Portuguese air traffic controllers will strike Wednesday, 29th January 7 - 9am and 2 - 4pm. TAP has acknowledged strike will effect flights.

Old industrial Actions for 2013
Portuguese Baggage Handlers Strike
Groundforce  baggage handlers strike
The Workers Union Aviation and Airports (SITAVA
Tuesday, 24 December, 2013
Tuesday, 31 December, 2013
Groundforce provides service to 150 airlines, along with baggage handling, cleans aircraft, airport security, maintains equipment and ground transport.

Old industrial actions
Portugal - Portuguese Customs and Immigration Strike
Not good news if traveling in and out of Portugal. Four day strike by customs and immigration officials is planned. Expect long lines at Portuguese airports and ports, as much as 2 hours. Come early to the airport. Azores airports not striking.
Strike starts Thursday November 21 - Monday 25 November, 2013.

Check TAP Twitter stream
Old industrial actions for 2013
August 28, 2013 Groundforce baggage handlers strike at Lisbon airport has been postponed for talks.

Portuguese Baggage Handlers Strike
22 August 2013 Groundforce baggage handlers back on strike. This time it will be three days. Last strike only hit Lisbon airport, with minimal delays. In other words strike was not as successful as they intended. Not enough worker participation.
Portuguese baggage handlers will strike
August 30, 31 and
September 1st.
No times given yet. Follow along with us Groundforce strike

and our friends at SATA Airlines to strike in the form of no overtime or working on holidays. Old issue was never resolved. SATA Strike

Old industrial actions
Portuguese Baggage Handlers Strike
12 August 2013 Portuguese Groundforce (baggage handlers) workers will be on strike this Thursday, August 15, 2013. Workers have concerns over health and their status as human beings. (How strange, what does it mean? This is the exact date as last year, next year will be a Friday and will draw more concern) Call your airline. PS Public holiday.

July 4, 2013 If you are flying to Spain this week you could be flying into a spanish baggage handlers strike. See Airport strike page
Old industrial actions
Update:-Friday, June 28 Today we learned Lisbon airport is still in a state of confusion. TAP flights were still not back to normal in the afternoon. Flights leaving three hours late. Here is a link for Faro departure board  and Lisbon departure board. Perhaps a go slow is in effect. Still looks like flights are slowly getting back to normal in 

Update:- June 26 Still no information out yet by air traffic controllers. ANA Aeroportos de Portugal

Portuguese General Strike is planned for June 27, 2013
It's Possible Portuguese air traffic controllers might strike between June 26, UTC 23:00 and June 27, 23:00 UTC. Nothing confirmed yet. Fear the worst. Population is furious with austerity plans.
Update:-CP not taking bookings for June 27.
We will be updating on:- Portuguese air traffic controllers, Tap and Sata pages.
What's your airline up to?
Airport strikes              
Shaky Airline Status
Who else is on strike today?

Old Industrial Actions
             SATA Strike
SATA Azores and SATA International pilots and cabin crew have voted to strike on:-
Tuesday April 23, 2013
Wednesday April 24

Thursday April 25 (How ironic, you are held captive on Freedom Day, national public holiday)

Thursday May 2, 2013
Friday May 3
Saturday May 4

Let's hope this blows over, still early enough to make a deal with management.
Old industrial actions
March 5, 2013 Faro Airport back in the news today. TAP Airline will strike March 21-23. SATA Azores unions will also join in. More details to be announced. We will be up dating. Follow along with us on TAP Portugal strike

Old strikes 
6 December 2012 Ryanair to pull Faro to Madrid route along with several other Spanish routes. 
14 November, Bad day for travel. Here's a local paper article 
Trains limited movement till tomorrow.
Faro Airport Strike
ANA-Airports of Portugal said that by 10:00 am two flights cancelled, 13 had left.

In total, 90 flights were canceled at airports of Lisbon, Oporto and Faro, 134 flights left, still a lot of flights have been delayed. Porto 21 flights canceled.

Lisbon Airport  canceled 66 flights. 86 flights delayed. 

Old news
19 September 2012 Flights from Belfast International and Cork will be delayed or canceled due to Aer Lingus strike and Irish airport workers. Unions from both businesses will have rolling two hour strikes  Monday, 1 October for 24 hours. Call Aer Lingus.

19 September 2012 This was on the EasyJet website. Potential Industrial action affecting Faro and Oporto flights on 21st September easyJet have been informed of potential industrial action by ground handling staff affecting flights to and from Faro and Oporto on Friday 21st September.

        Faro Airport strike - Algarve 
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