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KLM Strike At AMS, 6x Long Haul Cancelled  
User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Saturday 27 July 2002:

KLM ground engineers have gone on a wild strike about wages. Six KLM flights have been cancelled.

KL859 - TYO - B747-400
KL869 - KIX - B747-400
KL603 - LAX - B747-400 KL/NW codeshare
KL681 - YYZ - B747-300
KL589 - ACC - B767-300 KL/NW codeshare
KL775 - CCS - MD11


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User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Number of KLM flight cancellations is rising quickly:

# KL461 - TLV - B767-300 KL/NW codeshare
# KL753 - BON,GUA,UIO - MD11
# KL807 - KUL,MNL - B747-400 KL,MH,NW codeshare
# KL877 - BKK, TPE - B747-400
# KL837 - SIN, JKT - B747-400
# KL593 - JNB, CPT - B747-400 KL, NW codeshare



User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

The listing is still growing:

# KL671 - YUL - B747-300
# KL681 - YVR - B767-300
# KL625 - MEM - MD11 = KL, NW codeshare


User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

More cancellations to announce:

# KL887 - HKG - B747-400
# KL731 - CUR - B747-300
# KL9165 unknown
# KL9069 unknown


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Hmmm...seems like things are getting quite hectic over there at AMS? I feel sorry for all those pax. Now, who said that strikes only occured at BRU?

Ivan



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User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

I feel even more sorry for those ground staff who have to deal with the passengers! They must be very stressed by now. Is this the first time KLM has gone on a strike?




There's always a better way to fly...
User currently offlinePower From Hungary, joined Jul 2002, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Regarding KL 753 that does that not mean to read GYE Guayaquil?
I am sorry that they do not fly to GUA anymore


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

SQ, if those ground staff hadn't gone on strike there'd be no angry passengers...
While the strikers are only a minority (about 200 of them) their colleagues are probably not too eager to step in and take on some extra work it seems.

KLM ground handlers did the same thing last summer.

They're demanding their pay (which is already among the highest in Europe) is increased by 40% to make it equivalent to the highest paygrades in the US.
This at a time when KLM is barely making a profit (which is in part possible because of a drop in salaries of other KLM workers in other jobs)...



I wish I were flying
User currently offlinePlane holland From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

getting sick of those people who don't know any other way then to strike..
The passengers are the reason they get paid. As for KLM ground engineers it's a shame to do this in the high season. just taking advantage.


User currently offlinePlane holland From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

justice at last,

the strike was unjustified and has been ended by court , just on Dutch RTL4 news.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

Not very good news. I think the strike has wiped out all of Q1's profits  Sad

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KLM said that it would ask a court to declare the strike illegal after it was forced to cancel about half of intercontinental flights.

KLM has said it lost some €15 000 000 as it had to cancel 22 of 43 intercontinental flights.

16 or 17 intercontinental flights scheduled for Sunday / tomorrow are to be cancelled too.

5 000 to 6 000 travellers were left stranded at AMS. 8 000 to 10 000 transit pax were turned away at other airports.

More information at the Forbes.com website

Information gathered from the above hyperlinked webpage. Full information can be viewed by clicking the above hyperlink


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

The Sunday 28 July cancellations are:

# KL661 - IAH - B747-400
# KL567 - JRO, DAR - B767-300
# KL611 - ORD - B747-300
# KL565 - NBO - MD11
# KL741 - AUA, LIM - MD11
# KL871 - DEL - B747-300
# KL601 - LAX - B747-400
# KL605 - SFO - MD11
# KL585 - KAN, ABJ - B767-300
# KL582 - LOS - MD11
# KL789 - BON, CUR - B747-300
# KL713 - PBM - B747-300



User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

Next step, claim damages from the strikers. They should pay for the entire loss of revenue, PLUS any cost to get the stranded passengers to their destinations (and possibly financial compensation to those who lost business because of this).

Sadly the courts here probably won't pass such a decision  Angry



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

A court has ruled in favour of KLM.

blah blah blah...

"The judge has ruled in our favour. If the employees refuse to return than we will be able to claim monetary damages from them," KLM spokesman Hugo Baas said.

"You cannot expect our schedule to return to normal tomorrow. There may be many delays," Baas said.

The court held an emergency session and agreed that the strike was not authorised by unions and was illegal.

Blah blah...

More information at the IWon.com website

Information gathered from the above hyperlinked webpage. Full information can be viewed by clicking the above hyperlink.




Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Three European services have been cancelled as well.

# HEL - AMS
# NCE - AMS
# CWL - AMS

While flight KL571 @ B767-300 from AMS -> JRO-DAR has made an additional stop at NBO.


User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

KLM has managed to operate more Sunday services than expected. Only four flights cancelled in the end:

# KL571 JRO,DAR
# KL605 SFO
# KL611 ORD
# KL713 PBM


User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 39
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Quick question? Anything more going to happen? Will things return to normal? I am asking casue I am flying KWI-AMS and onwards to the US this Friday. I really don't want to get stuck in the middle of anything here. KWI is not the best place to be stuck in August!

SR 103


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