Kalitta Air pilots agree to new contract

Pilots at US-based ACMI and charter operator Kalitta Air voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents the Kalitta pilots, said a twenty-one day voting period ended on 20 December, with 234 pilots voting in support of the new deal, and 17 voting against. According to the union, the four-year […]

ABX pilots strike

Update 23 November: A judge in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, will hold an evidentiary hearing on the case late today (Wednesday), but until he reaches a decision, the strike looks set to continue. This morning, four days before Black Friday, the beginning of the annual consumer shopping frenzy that runs from Thanksgiving […]

Good news from Cargolux

Cargolux and the OGBL union, which represents the majority of its pilots, made a major breakthrough in negotiations toward a new contract. Late last week we reported a blow-up between the two major unions representing pilots at Luxembourg-based Cargolux. Members of the smaller LCGB staged a one-day “warning action” that delayed or grounded about 25% […]

Cargolux unions battle each other

Luxembourg’s LCGB union, which represents some of the pilots at all-cargo carrier Cargolux, undertook a “24-hour warning action” today, grounding one-quarter of the airline’s flights. But while Cargolux and its unions have been in seemingly non-stop conflict for over two years, today’s mini-strike is more complicated than just another skirmish in a long-running battle. The […]

Troubled waters

Okay, the trouble is actually on the shore, where labor relations at the US West Coast ocean ports are approaching a meltdown, but it has the potential to bring ocean shipping to a halt at the region’s ports. After months of steadily increasing backlogs due to slowdowns by port workers unhappy with contract negotiations, The […]

The battle continues at Cargolux

Cargolux and its unions, unable to agree on a new contract, will enter a mediation process. For much of the last five years, the management of Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux has been at daggers drawn with the two unions that represent the carrier’s workers. This relationship is further complicated by the fact that, although Cargolux does […]
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