Air Malta Strikes
July 2016 Airline bleeding money, 500,000 euros daily.
Air Malta Strikes
31 July 2017 Another year goes by and Air Malta pilot's issues still up in the air without a contract.
We fear this airline could go down in the next 18 months.
Pilot's reject managements recent offer of 5%.
Air Malta pilot's receive 26 days paid vacation per year, 38 hours off after flying. Consequently flying a total of 56 hours per month. Well below the European average. Management looking to up that to 75 hours. Basic pilots pay 48 thousand euros. Pilots want that up to 92,000 see Malta Today article (Strikes highly unlikely, other Air Malta workers would suffer badly)
Last year 2016 talks
4 August 2016 Airline fails to get an injunction against Air Malta pilot's striking. You better have a plan B.
Pilot's looking for a 30% pay raise!
8 July 2016 Airline bleeding money, 500,000 euros daily. Alitalia looking to buy it. Do yourself a favour, do not book with this airline till deals and union contracts signed, sealed and delivered. Competitors Ryanair, British Airways, Condor, Lufthansa and EasyJet.
7 January 2016 Pending issues over work conditions with Air Malta workers. Workers threaten strike action. No date set.
Old strike information
Last year 2013 industrial actions
September 17, 2013 Air Malta pilots on a go slow. 18 pilots call in sick, causing 3 flights to be cancelled and 3 flights delayed. Several delays at Malta International Airport
May 19, 2013 Air Malta baggage handlers, ground handling services get more powerful. Turkish Airlines, Monarch Airlines and Air Baltic have chosen them to facilitate air needs.
Last years industrial actions
27 August 2012 Air Malta Pilots have a wage agreement. Good for the next four years.
Air Malta pilots union call last CEO "Primary disease of the company"
29 June 2012 Air Malta gets a bail out, critics state just a bandaid and in two years another company will buy the airline out at bargain prices timesofmalta
16 July 2012 Air Malta pilots called off the strike that was planned to start today.
Air Malta management want to cut fleet down to eight planes independent.com.mt
2010-2011 Company occurs $88 million dollar loss.