Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 13 strike

Croatia Airlines cabin crew unhappy
Several Croatia Airlines unions are threatening to go on strike on May 13 as a new collective agreement between employees and the management has not been negotiated. Unions will make their decision on the strike action by the end of the week. The old collective agreement terminated earlier in the year and negotiations for a new one to be signed have been unsuccessful so far, prompting the management to implement code of conduct regulations. However, these new regulations have suspended employee rights such as overtime payments and holiday pay leaving unions less than happy.

Croatia Airlines experienced a similar 48 hour strike last year when part of its cabin crew and pilots walked off the job. Services were severely disrupted and the airline lost millions according to its management. The CEO of Croatia Airlines, Srećko Šimunović, says that workers have the right to protest, but should the national carrier incur further losses, the government may "lose patience" and consider selling it or declaring it bankrupt. The Minister for Sea, Transport and Infrastructure in the Croatian Government, Božidar Kalmeta, denied claims that the government would consider declaring Croatia Airlines bankrupt.

7 comments:

  1. So the new OU CEO is also an Idiot!

    I can't believe they can treat their employees this way especially when even before pay and conditions were slashed as a result of the WFC, they even had less pay by far than the employees of the low cost carriers they are claiming to be such a threat to them now.

    Do they have too many employees??? Maybe this is this issue and thus needs to be addressed by either expanding the airlines operations or reducing staff.

    Disadvantaging the staff for the errors of management will create an environment which is not needed for this airline to either move forward or improve its current situation.

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  2. Swift Air, B767

    Non stop, from 21.06. to 15.09.
    Day 1 CHI ZAG
    Day 2 ZAG NYC
    Day 2 NYC ZAG
    Day 3 ZAG CHI

    Cabin crew will speak croatian.

    8 price levels, and all of tham will be lower than OS/LH/AF/BA

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  3. The CEO of Croatia Airlines, Srećko Šimunović, says that workers have the right to protest, but should the national carrier incur further losses, the government may "lose patience" and consider selling it or declaring it bankrupt.

    Love it! Never knew our new CEO wanted to be the chief media officer for Kosor's government. At least we know where he will work after he is finished at OU...

    Any chance we can get someone in who actually knows what they are doing to run OU? The leading airline in exYU, but possibly due to the pathetic operations of all their competitors...

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  4. OT:
    Flight numbers for ORD-BEG-ORD flights are:
    ORD-BEG Q7 3131
    BEG-ORD Q7 4242

    One more info:
    Malev is introducing 2 more flights on BUD-BEG-BUD route:
    MA 478 BUD2320-BEG0020+1 14
    MA 479 BEG0455-BUD0555 25

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  5. @ Anonymous,

    So New York - Zagreb is back on now????

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  6. Cut executive pay and leave the actual workers alone.

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