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Ireland: Aer Lingus Strike May Stop, Delay Flights

Date: November 15th, 2013 | No Comments

Ireland’s national carrier Aer Lingus announced that workers may strike, potentially causing flight delays and disruptions in travel leading up to the busy Christmas holiday season. Workers at the airline cited an inability to reach an agreement about staffing at Shannon Airport as a cause for the potential strike, but officials said that the Labor [read more]

Nepal: State Department Issues Travel Alert

Date: November 8th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert Nov. 1, just weeks ahead of the country’s constituent assembly elections. Nepal’s government is working to ensure security during the Nov. 19 elections, but protests and general strikes, or bandhs, may occur, disrupting transit services and other tourist activities. Strikers usually try to enforce a ban on [read more]

Brazil: Violent Protests in Sao Paulo

Date: November 1st, 2013 | No Comments

The shooting death of a teenager by local police Oct. 27 spurred a new surge of violent protests in Sao Paulo. The demonstrations originally targeted increased transit fees announced Oct. 25, but after the shooting, protesters set several buses on fire and temporarily blocked a major highway leading out of the city Oct. 28. Police [read more]

Greece: Public Sector Strikes Continue

Date: September 18th, 2013 | No Comments

A week of strikes by public sector workers began Sept. 16, leaving three people injured after a clash between school guards and riot police. A separate, two-day strike was planned by civil servants on Sept. 18 and was supported by universities, doctors and lawyers. The strikes come in response to government plans to reduce the [read more]

Argentina: Airline Strikes Disrupt Domestic, International Flights

Date: September 1st, 2013 | No Comments

Airline unions confirmed plans to strike Aug. 29 against the pending eviction of LAN Argentina from Buenos Aires’ domestic Aeroparque airport at the end of August. LAN was asked to vacate its maintenance hangar in the Buenos Aires airport because of an ongoing dispute with the government. The eviction would result in the loss of [read more]

Thailand: Protestors Strike in Bangkok

Date: November 15th, 2013 | No Comments

Thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets of Bangkok Nov. 11, while organizers announced plans for a three-day strike in the coming weeks. The protests began in response to an amnesty bill, which sources say would allow for the return of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The strike could affect transportation and other [read more]

Bangladesh: Strikes Turn Violent

Date: November 1st, 2013 | No Comments

At least four people were killed during a three-day strike Oct. 27-29 headed by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in an effort to bring down the government before January elections. The country’s major tourist season is just beginning, but many tour companies warned against traveling to the country as the strikes grew violent. Clashes erupted [read more]

Greece: Strikes Continue

Date: September 25th, 2013 | No Comments

In the second major strike in a week, hospitals and schools were left under-staffed Sept. 24 and 25. Police, teachers and others in the public sector staged the 48-hour strike against plans to cut thousands of jobs. The protests are backed by unions and the antibailout opposition, which has openly called on citizens to overthrow [read more]

Colombia: Protests Turn Violent

Date: September 5th, 2013 | No Comments

A march in support of farmers turned violent in Bogotá Aug. 30, leaving two dead. The demonstrators threw bricks and blocked highways, prompting Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos to deploy 50,000 troops to counter further violence and to keep roadways clear. Nearly 30,000 were involved in the initial action and farmers plan to continue roadside [read more]

South Africa: Workers Strike at Johannesburg Airport

Date: September 1st, 2013 | No Comments

Construction and aircraft maintenance technicians went on strike Aug. 26, leading to delays at O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg’s main international hub. Sources say that 1,300 employees were involved in the strikes and continued disruptions to domestic and international flights may occur. The strikes, which are intended to increase wages for airport employees, frequently [read more]

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