Strike Dublin International Airport

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Dublin International Airport is Ireland's largest and busiest airport, 60,000 passengers daily. Mostly international. That's a lot of passengers to inconvenience due to industrial unrest!
Situated 10 kilometers north  of Dublin City 
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Some important dates to keep in mind.
​​Bank Holiday's
Monday 4 August, 2014
Monday 27 October 2014

Are you traveling to France from Dublin Int. Airport?
  French Air Traffic Control Strike

7 June 2014 French air traffic control union SNCTA 
calls on all controllers strike from 24 to 29 June 2014.
This is an old festering bitter dispute. Here's the SNCTA in French announcement. 

This will likely be a national shut down, grounding of flights. By law a certain percentage of flights have to run.
Call your airline. Your flight will be brought forward, cancelled or delayed. Don't get caught in a lay over in French customs. Do you have a French visa? That way you can sleep in a hotel instead of a cot on the international arrivals floor. Flying in and out of Paris? You might want to book a hotel and cancel when fit. Hotel and car hire will be slim pickings. Perhaps SNCF will put on extra trains. Eurostar will likely be booked.

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           Aer Lingus Strike
13 June 2014 Union Impact cancel strike action. Company will hire 20 new cabin crew, restore privileges. 

6 June 2014 Management refuse further talks this weekend. Cabin crew union IMPACT call for 2 strikes.
Monday 16, June 2014
Wednesday 18, June 2014

28 May 2014 Airline suggest even if you have confirmed online get to Dublin Airport 90 mins early. 265,000 passengers to travel via Dublin Airport this week-end.

27 May 2014 Another strike by cabin crew is being planned. No date set just yet. So far 18,000 passengers have changed booking for Friday
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               Air Lingus Strike
Update:-Aer Lingus cabin crew to strike Friday, 30 May
Aer Lingus strike Union also threaten strike action another day. No date set yet.
Wednesday, 7 May 2014 More trouble for Aer Lingus.
This time it's 1,100 or so cabin crew workers who belong to IMPACT union. Shannon, Cork and Shannon airports will be effected. Workers are being balloted and results will be in the end of this week.

Old industrial actions
Italy 30 May 2014. Aviation strike across the country and public transportation.
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Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Italian air traffic control will strike Friday May 16, 2014. Italian air space will be closed for one hour 2-3pm local time. Call your airline for details.

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31 March 2014 Regarding Aer Lingus and Dublin airport union workers. Talks on going still for the next two weeks.
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Aer Lingus flights to Frankfurt Airport
Friday, 28 March, 2014 German airline pilots announce strike dates. Strikes start midnight Wednesday April 2nd and will end Friday, midnight the 4th of April. Local time. Follow along Lufthansa Airline Strike

German airport security issue has not been settled.
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25 March UPdate:-Frankfurt airport strike has now spread to Munich, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover and Stuttgart airports. Call your airline. Strike is from 7am - 2pm, flights not likely to be back to normal till noon Friday 28 March.

Frankfurt Airport strike. German workers set to strike this Thursday, March 27th. No times given, just expect severe delays! Frankfurt airport strike

Lufthansa pilots are ready to strike. No date set yet but if you have an Aer Lingus or Air Belin ticket be sure to confirm. Lufthansa pilot strike

                  Dublin Airport Strike
17 March 2014 French air traffic control strike tomorrow, flights will start powering down tonight.

13th March, 2014 Are you flying next week-end with Aer Lingus? Call them. Siptu union strikes back with air strike next week-end. 
Aer Lingus strike Friday, March 21st and Monday March 24th. 6 hour stretches. More news to be released.
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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 Irish judges decided strike was illegal. Call your airline to confirm, you are good to go.

Tuesday 11th March Talks still on going. Sorry, decision to be made tomorrow.
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Monday 10th March Still waiting judges ruling. Meeting took/taking place today. In the mean time. Aer Lingus Transatlantic flights will leave perhaps a little earlier or later than usual. Short hauls have been cancelled. Aer Lingus alone has rescheduled 3,000 trips.
Even if courts deem strike illegal, it will come too late for airline to re-book passengers. Then you have the knock on effect. More strikes are likely to come. 
P.S Perhaps you might need to know French air traffic controllers will strike March 18th. 


Friday, 7th March Lawyers for Ryanair and Dublin Airport Authority trying to get the strike deemed illegal.

Monday, 3 March Irish government in emergency meetings.
Flights will be normal on the 16th. Make sure you confirm that flight, hot property.
Aer Lingus will offer re-bookings tomorrow.

Thursday, 27th February 2014 Union announced today strike action to take place at Dublin Airport, Cork and Shannon Airport. Along with national air carrier Aer Lingus. Friday, 14th March 2014 from 5am to 9am, expect more strikes to come. Here's what Siptu had to say and DAA
Call your airline asap, before the world and his wife does.

Monday, 24 February, Aer Lingus and union heads meet Thursday 27th.  
Still rumours, hearsay, gossip abound that St. Patricks week-end might see strike action. 

21 February 2014 Update:-Shannon engineers cancel strike action for more talks, other unions expected to collaborate. Otherwise nothing new in the news this week just sabre rattling.

20 February 2014 Flying to Frankfurt Airport tomorrow, with Aer Lingus or Lufthansa? Frankfurt Airport security strike 

Air France pilot strike
13 February 2014 Air France pilot strike starting Saturday, 22 February to Tuesday February 25th. If flying to Paris Charles de Gaulle with Aer Lingus hold on to that ticket.

February 12, 2014 Tomorrow are you flying to Dusseldorf? Wildcat baggage handlers strike. You will be delayed call Aer Lingus. Dusseldorf Airport Strike

February 11th, 2014 Yesterday Dublin and Cork airport Siptu union workers ballot votes were tallied up and results are - strike action next month. Workers in this vote include airport security and firemen. Dublin Airport won't open without firemen on duty. 

Aer Lingus Siptu union ground staff workers and some cabin crew workers who are represented by Siptu also passed a vote for strike action today. 

Siptu union now nudging other trade unions to initiate strike ballots. Trade union Impact for Aer Lingus flight attendants have not called for a ballot, yet.

Rumours flying around Internet that strike action could take place as early as in two weeks. No dates have been published. Best thing, be prepared to be delayed for several days. Could always take a ferry to Liverpool, Cherbourg or Scotland. If flying with Aer Lingus perhaps you could fly out of Belfast, Northern Ireland instead. Belfast International and George Best Belfast City Airport.

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29 January 2014 Pan European air traffic control strike is in full force. Follow along with us at 
Easy Travel Report for all countries involved.


European air traffic control is planned for the end of January.Easy Travel Report

16 January 2014 Issue back in the news today. Siptu union members who work for Are Lingus, Dublin, Shannon and Cork Airports are being balloted for strike action. Regardless of legal action threat by management. No strike date set yet.
See Siptu press release
and Aer Lingus Strike page

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1, January 2014 Are you flying with CityJet?  French pilots are on an indefinite strike see Cityjet strike

Old strikes 2013
December 6, 2013 Union workers at Shannon and Dublin Airport are taking a strike ballot this weekend to decide whether or not to strike in the new year. (Ka-ching, Ka-ching you can hear the shareholders profits falling hard)
Sigh! Cheers. Relief to hundreds of passengers. You are good to go over the Christmas season and New Year.
Workers unhappy over nagging issue of pension fund shortfalls. Some €780 million. (Management talk to Air Canada they had similar problem and have worked through it.)

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Flight attendants issue resolved, Shannon base stays open.
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November 4, 2013 Dublin Airport Aer Lingus passengers under strike threat from Aer Lingus flight attendants. Flight attendants have been balloted and voted for strike action. No date set, workers still in talks with management. PS Meeting planned for tomorrow has been cancelled.
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August 17, 2013 Aer Arann strike has been cancelled. Management made an offer, pilots will now vote on it.

14 August We don't know anything about a Ryanair pilot strike.  

12 August 2013 Flights from Dublin airport with Aer Lingus subsidiary Aer Arann will be delayed, cancelled or postponed next week. Follow along with us at Aer Arann pilot strike        

4 August 2013 No Dublin bus today. Workers on strike. Expect news out this week for Aer Lingus pilots. Greek airport strike next weekend
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June 20 2013, Some information you should perhaps be aware about that will effect Dublin Airport.

1. General strike in Portugal June 27, 2013 will effect all Portuguese Airports and airlines. Your flight could be brought forward, delayed or cancelled.

2. Aer Lingus pilots are threatening strike action.

3. Keep an eye on Germany as Air Berlin pilots threat strike action. All flights to Germany will be under attach from disgruntled passengers, confirm your seat with Lufthansa, Eurowings, Ryanair. Germanwings airline pilots are considering industrial actin. No time or date given for strikes yet.


Old Industrial Actions
10 June 2013 Oh boy if you are flying to Europe this week, your life is not going to be easy. French air traffic control strike, flights will be brought up, delayed or even canceled. Now if that's not all other European atc will be joining in. Follow along with us on French air traffic controllers strike
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April 7, 2013 United Airlines coming soon Dublin to Washington Dulles expands codesharing with Aer Lingus.
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14 November 2012 Management and unions met today. Strike threat for Monday is over.  Along with that nasty Pan- European strike.

30 October 2012 Aer Lingus unions announce a two hour strike. Monday 19 November, 10am to noon, expect flights to be delayed or cancelled and Dublin airport Aer Lingus desk to be un attended. International flights will be hit.
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12 October 2012 Airport workers maybe on the verge of a deal. On the other hand, Aer Lingus employees have meeting scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of next week. Strike highly possible.
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3 October 2012 Talks with management end, now talks between union members to begin.
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27 September 2012 Strike planned for Monday has been cancelled, in replace will be talks. Issues still not resolved.
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26 September Dublin airport trying to get strike deemed illegal for you.
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14 September 2012 Date for now planned strike is Monday 1 October.
Employees from Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport Authority will have a rolling two hour strike, go slow. Each employee will strike for two hours. This could stretch out all day. All Irish airports will be struck Dublin, Shannon and Cork. Whether your airline codeshares with Aer Lingus or your long-haul refuels in Dublin you will be delayed.
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Wednesday 22 August 2012 Dublin taxi's are on strike, make sure you getting a lift home. Row over 70 parking spots to be taken away.

17 August 2012 Dublin Airport under strike threat by Dublin Airport Authority and Aer Lingus employees over pension funds. Unions threaten strike by Thursday 20 September 2012 unless negotiations move along. This strike will effect not only Dublin but Cork and Shannon airports as well.

Old news
Our first threat for 2012. 
22 January 2012 Fire and police unions have voted overwhelmingly for strike. Union must give by law two weeks notice. So check back here again, we will be up dating. If firemen strike, it means automatic closure of Dublin International Airport.

old stuff so 2011
Aer Lingus pilots strike from Tuesday on. Nice way to end a bank holiday. You can change your flight free of charge. Aer Lingus will have a contingency plan in place. Nice cash bonanza for other airlines. Best call before you show up at Dublin airport. If you have a flight make sure you arrive a good 90 minutes before hand.
Aer Lingus press release Notice to Customers Booked to travel from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th June inclusive. Flights out of Belfast not to be disrupted.

so last year
3/16/2010 Heads up! All Irish airports under strike threat due to firemen.  Union members have given the "ok" to strike to union leaders. Strike can come within the next month.

Wednesday, 20, January, 2010 air traffic controllers strike for four hours only, 2-6pm.  Just enough to cause severe travel disruptions, call your airline,

New one, Irish general strike possible this Thursday, 3, December, 2009.

Wide spread strike threat for the 24, November, 09

2/10/09  Taxi strike Dublin, second day, don't go into city center.

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says it intends to begin a campaign of action over pay and spending cuts beginning with protests on Friday 6 November.

2/10/09  Taxi strike Dublin, second day, don't go into city center.

21 August, 09 Get to Dublin Airport early.
Ryanair complaining to Dublin Airport that passengers have missed flights due to a go slow by security staff and forced onto a later flight.  Aer Lingus same complaint through out this summer. Dublin Airport claims, no such thing.  Ryanair want's government to become involved.

Heads Up, If you are arriving the week beginning 29 June, 2009.  Expect to find a nation wide bus strike on.  If bus drivers on Eireann go on strike, taxi's will be scarse.

3/30/09  Dublin, Shannon, Cork Airports strike threat for 2 April is over, both sides will sit down with Labour Relations Commission in the week.

3/28/09 Saturday. LABOUR Relations Commission (LRC) has agreed to meet with members.  

3/27/09  Friday, SIPTU said this is not an authorized strike, hitting Shannon and Cork airports also.

3/26/09   Thursday, Here we go again, Thought you'd scrapped by didn't you!  4am to midday on Thursday April 2nd. Don't forget taxi strike on 1 April, 09 April fools day! This news came from the airport, SIPTU have no comment.

3/25/09 Wednesday strike called OFF by Irish Congress of Trade Unions, or ICTU.  Ultimately,Not enough members from other unions on board with strike. Strike is only deferred!

3/23/09 Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports will be hit by industrial action by SIPTU from 4am till noon, Monday, 30 March, 2009. Airports in house fire and emergency services will join strike.

3/20/2009 Workers from aviation company ST Technics (aircraft maintenance) demonstrated today at Dublin International and disrupted entrance to airport. They marched to Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) with a letter to protest layoffs, 1,100 jobs, money, pensions and government nationalization.

Passengers had to walk half mile to terminal.

3/13/09  Heads up, trade unions, industrial dispute, strike Monday, 30 March, 2009 at Dublin International Airport due to strike by public sector, including fire and security personnel. Expect severe flight disruptions.


Are you traveling on one of these airlines serving this airport?  If so, you will face  inconvenience. If you change plans, make sure it's for earlier rather than later! Every one in the world will be delayed and want to get on the next flight!

Adria Airways
Aer Arann 
Aer Lingus 
Air Canada
Air France 
Air Moldova
Air Southwest 
Air Transat 
AirBaltic
Arkia Israel Airlines 
American Airlines
Austrian Arrows operated by Tyrolean Airways
BMI
British Airways till 3/29/09
Continental Airlines
CSA Czech Airlines  [ends 20 March]
Delta Air Lines
Estonian Air
Etihad Airways 
Flybe  
Flyglobespan  
Germanwings
Iberia Airlines 
Lufthansa
Luxair
Ryanair 
SATA International 
Scandinavian Airlines System 
Swiss International Air Lines
S7 Airlines
Turkish Airlines
US Airways



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The Irish Congress of Trade Unions
(Ictu)

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Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union 
(SIPTU) represents the majority of workers at Ireland’s major airports, including security staff and air traffic controllers. 

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Irish Taxi Strikes
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Travel Guide to 
Irish Unions
Ryanair, news, review
Irish Bus Strike
Expectations for a 
Irish Nationwide strike

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