Always keep an eye on this page when traveling to Italy. Taking an Italian train? Always book what's called a guaranteed train ie:- strike proof. Book it well in advance.
Strikes frequently get cancelled last minute.
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Italian air traffic control strike cancelled. It is now planned for 26 July 2017 1pm - 5pm.
Italian Air traffic control strike is planned for 5 July 2017 between the hours of 1pm - 5pm. Stay in close contact with your airline and check back with us as you never know this may get cancelled.
Bergamo Airport Strike
Orio ai Serio Airport Strike
19 July 2017 Strike by personnel operating communication at Bergamo airport - Orio al Serio Airport 00:01 - 23:59 hours on Monday, 24 July, 2017
Arrival an departure boards might be screwed up? (take photo’s)
Stay in close contact with your airline.
Italian Firefighters Strike Action
Strike action nationwide is planned for 15 and 30th June and July 15th and 31st each lasting 24 hours. Just watch where your hotel/movie theatre exits are.
ITALIAN STRIKES 2017
Heads up if you are flying with Alitalia it has gone/going bankrupt.
Airline looking for government funding. Airline is in dire straits, don't book with them. Airline is pushing, tempting us with some really cheap flights if you dare. If you have the stomach and have extra room on your credit card for emergencies you can get some great deals. 2,000 baggage handlers to be let go.
Call in Italy 800.65.00.55
Out of the country 39.06.65649 or your travel agent.
(24 April, 2017 Union members vote no to a new cost cutting deal, nail in the coffin)
Italylogue is a very helpful site regarding Italian Rail Alitalia Strikes (November 2016 Alitalia 1,500 workers in fear of being made redundant)
Italian Air Traffic control Enav
February 2, 2016 New smoking rules for Italy. Smoking in a car with children or pregnant women 500 euros $546 fine. Drop a cigarette butt outside and it will cost you 300 euros.
30 June 2017 The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) gives Director General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) a weeks notice on demands.
Union also gives notice to the Ministry of Transportation and Murtala Mohammed International Airport.
Update:-12 July 2017 Railway blockade
Peru Rail suspended service to Machu Picchu, Canchis protesters block there bridges.
Bridges were blocked preventing passage of cars to station of tourists in Ollantaytambo, and obstructing passage of alternative routes to Machu Picchu
Peruvian miner strike, all 40,000 of them,19 July 2017. Just leave for the airport early as miners may block roads to monuments, museums, train stations and airports.
6 July 2017 Union leader states workers will have only one day of protest. Protest will be Thursday 7 July, 2017. Here's the article Peru for you. 8th and 9th Peruvian public transportation will join. Check your plan's to Machu Picchu Unesco master plan, ruins open for one tour in am and one tour in pm Peruvian Times
Lisbon Baggage Handlers Strike
Workers who work for Ground force baggage handling company will strike 3 pm - 6pm on Wednesday, 26 July, 2017. Union up in arms over Groundforce competition such as Groundling and Ryanair.
Strike will effect Lisbon Airport and possibly Porto, Funchal, Faro and Porto Santo. Stay in close contact with your airline. Ryanair has it's own handling.
Groundforce provides service to 150 airlines, along with baggage handling, airport security, cleans aircraft, maintains equipment and ground transport.
Sitava union warns contract with TAP Airlines coming to an end without a new agreement.
Lisbon Metro Strike - Metropolitano de Lisboa
Workers will strike for 24 hours -
Tuesday 1st August and Thursday 3rd of August, 2017. Trains will power down the night before 11:30pm or earlier.
Green line, Arroios Station closed for repairs till 2019 MAP
These workers will make TAP airline passengers life hell from June 3, 2017 to October 1, 2017.
TAP Portugal had a 35% increase in passengers this April and this way they are thanked. Stay in touch with TAP Portugal airline your flight could well be delayed or brought forward.
Powerful CGTP Union planning general strike, no date set yet.
Portuguese Airport Security Strike
This week-end 23rd and 24th June, 2017
SITAVA union workers
Two airport security companies Prosegur and Securitas workers will strike for 48 hours. All airports will be involved including Azores and Madeira.
Likely to have skeleton crews working. To get through airport security quicker, put everything in luggage, keep hand luggage to a minimum. If leaving from Portugal get to your airport minimum three hours before your flight.
Update:-Faro Airport strike action will start earlier than other Portuguese airports and strike will end Sunday morning in Lisbon and Oporto. It's possible the early start could happen at other airports really depends on the shifts.
AIRPORT SECURITY STRIKE
Saturday 29 April, 2017 Portuguese airport security, Union of Aviation Workers and Airports (Sitava), Prosegur and Securitas company workers threaten strike action between May 13 -17th at all Portuguese airports.
This includes Azores and Madeira May 12th and 13th May when the Pope visits Fatima shrine.
May 13 -17, 2017 union is arranging 24 hour strikes.
Get to your Portuguese airport at least three hours early. Bring minimum hand luggage to get through customs fast. Stay in close contact with your airline.
This is an old dispute which has been going on what seems like for years. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail at the last minute and knock sense into them. Skelton screw (freudian slip, oops) will be in place.
Launching new route Saint-Denis to Marseille October 2017. Pilot’s will hold a referendum for indefinite strike action that may start at the end of June.