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Philippine Airlines rejects striking employees’ offer to return to work

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Airlines (PAL) yesterday rejected the offer of striking ground employees to return to work and end the labor dispute.

Official: Pakistan International Airlines cannot be run efficiently

KARACHI - The success of Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) workers in forcing Managing Director Aijaz Haroon out will encourage labour unions in other public sector organisations to challenge m

World’s major airline strikes since 2009

India's state-owned Air India cancelled more than 76 flights on Wednesday due to a strike by its staff, a day after British Airways workers went on a five-day strike.

Air India gag order triggers workers’ strike

Air India said some of its maintenance and engineering workers went on indefinite strike Tuesday to protest a company policy that prevents workers from speaking out publicly about the carrier's woes,

150 more workers to be fired by Continental

Continental Airlines Inc. is laying off 150 ground workers, including bag handlers, at seven U.S. airports and hiring contractors in their place.

United to fire 140, demote 100 to part-time status

Pink slips are flying again at United Airlines as the Chicago-based carrier sizes its work force to fit its far-smaller fleet.

Tanzania needs tourism workers

Tanzania faces an acute shortage of specialized personnel in tourism and hotel managements, which has forced some hotel owners to employ foreign experts.

Hotel workers on strike at Grand Hyatt in San Francisco

Hotel workers walked off the job this morning at the Grand Hyatt Union Square in San Francisco, announcing a 3-day strike against the property.

Expert: Airline workers may spread infections

WASHINGTON - Airline employees who report to work ill are more likely than sick passengers to spread infections such as the H1N1 swine flu virus aboard airplanes, with low-paid workers posing the grea

Loan default equals 380 layoff notices at Maui Prince Hotel

In the wake of foreclosure proceedings against the Maui Prince Hotel, the company that manages the resort and neighboring golf course said it will terminate its contract with the hotel's owner on Sept

Frontier Airlines workers to vote on benefits, wage cuts

DENVER — Frontier Airlines has approved a long-term agreement on wage and benefit concessions from maintenance workers represented by International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 691.

Flights to El Salvador criticized by Southwest workers

DALLAS - Dispatchers at Southwest Airlines Co. on Tuesday raised safety concerns about flights to El Salvador, where the airline plans to send jets for major maintenance work.

One-third of Europe’s workers do not plan to take a holiday...

Concerns about the economy and personal finances have European workers rethinking holiday plans, according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder.

UAL workers to protest annual meeting

United Airlines (UAL) workers are furious with repeated bonus programs, worth hundreds of millions US dollars, that continue to be paid to its airline executives while workers are still being forced t

United Airlines opens talks with 88% of workers amid slump

United Airlines opens talks this month with unions representing 88 percent of its employees, the first contract bargaining since exiting bankruptcy in 2006, amid a recession and a “canyon of distrus

Austrian Airlines to cut work hours, salaries

VIENNA — The Austrian Airlines Group will reduce the working hours of its flight attendants and decrease the pay of its pilots for a year to cut costs, the company said Friday.

Airline employee: Co-workers often pillage luggage

Though airline ticket prices are dropping, passengers may be paying in other ways.

Where do national park workers go for a vacation?

TUCSON, AZ - Ever wonder where people who work in national parks go when they take a vacation?

Nearly 75,000 Delta workers get buyout offer as airline shrinks

"Delta Air Lines, the world's biggest carrier, will offer voluntary severance payouts to a majority of the 75,000 employees at Delta and Northwest's mainline operations as part of a plan to cut an uns

United to lay off more than 1,000 as job cuts continue

United will furlough more than 1,000 workers from positions across the country The Associated Press reports, citing "layoff notices and the unions that represent the workers." The Chicago Tribune says

Aer Lingus workers vote to strike over airline’s job-cuts plan

Aer Lingus Group Plc workers voted to strike over the airline's plan to cut more than 1,500 jobs, the Services Industrial Professional Technical Union said.

Alitalia workers to strike November 25

ROME — Unions for Alitalia pilots and flight attendants have called a strike for Nov. 25.

Workers’ woes ground Olympic Airlines

ATHENS, Greece (eTN) - Workers at Greece's troubled Olympic Airlines staged a 24-hour strike Thursday to protest government plans to privatize the company forcing the cancellation of 96 international

Protesting Greek airline workers walk onto runway

ATHENS, Greece - Hundreds of protesting Olympic Airlines workers walked onto the main runway of Athens International Airport Tuesday to protest plans to sell the troubled state-owned airline.

American Airlines sends layoff notices to 469 workers

Continuing its cutbacks planned for this fall, American Airlines Inc. has sent notices to 469 employees at five U.S. airports warning that they could lose their jobs around Nov. 1.

LAX workers back on the job today

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 29, 2008) - Hundreds of workers providing services "from curb to cabin" are back on the job at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) today after a landmark strike that highli

Gatwick workers vote for strike action

LONDON (August 15, 2008) - Baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by Swissport at Gatwick have overwhelmingly voted to take industrial action in a dispute over pay.

Anaheim signs up Disney District workers for tourism etiquette classes

If Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth, Anaheim city officials want to make sure the Resort District is also the friendliest place on earth.

52,000 Lufthansa workers plan for strike

BERLIN — Frankfurt and Hamburg airports will be the hardest hit on Monday when 52,000 employees of Lufthansa AG go on strike, a union official said Sunday.

Australia fast-tracks visas to draw tourism skills

The Australian tourism industry will be a primary beneficiary of an effort to clear a backlog of applications for temporary skilled migration visas by next month.