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Oct-2014

Alert: France, ITALY, Germany, UK, Turkey

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France Country Risk Level – Low

C 16 Oct Countrywide – French union CGT announce an industrial day of action on October 16, for social security concerns. Details

Germany Country Risk Level – Medium

W 8 Oct – 9 Oct Countrywide – Lufthansa pilots to conduct a 48-hour walkout from October 8-9, affecting all Lufthansa Cargo flights departing from German airports. Details

Italy Country Risk Level – Low

C 14 Nov Countrywide – 24-hr General strike announced with planes, trains, maritime and local transportation personnel to be on strike on Friday, Nov 14th. Starting at 9pm on Nov 14th, planes will strike for the whole day while local transportation and ferries for 24hrs, with different starting times depending on specific location. Details

C 14 Nov Countrywide – ENAV airport personnel to strike on Friday, Nov 14th for 4-hrs from 13:00 to 17:00. Details

C 29 Oct Countrywide – Alitalia personnel to strike on Wednesday, Oct 29th for 4 hours, from 10:00 to 14:00. Details

W 8 Oct Countrywide – Ground staff of Alitalia to strike for 4 hours beginning at 12 noon to 4 pm, October 8. EasyJet flight attendants 24-hour strike on October 8. These strikes will likely cause delays or cancellations on Alitalia and EasyJet flights. Details

W 8 Oct – 14 Nov UK FCO TRAVEL ADVICE: – UK citizens advised that nationwide strike action may cause disruption to air, rail and sea travel during October and November. Check with your transport provider or travel company. Details

W 3 Oct – 24 Oct Milan’s Linate and Malpensa Airports – Meridiana Fly staff to strike October 24, to protest management plans to lay off more than 1,600 employees. Sit-ins at Milan’s Linate and Malpensa airports to continue until October 20. Details

W 11 Sep – 8 Oct UK FCO TRAVEL ADVICE: Countrywide – UK citizens advised that nationwide strike action may cause disruption to air, rail and sea travel during September and October. Details

Turkey Country Risk Level – High

C 30 Nov Pope Francis will visit Turkey at the end of November. Itinerary being finalized. Expect increased security during the visit. Details

New C 7 Oct – 8 Oct Istanbul – At least nine people were killed and dozens wounded in demonstrations across Turkey on Tuesday, as Kurds demanded the government do more to protect the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani from Islamic State militants. Details

United Kingdom Country Risk Level – High

W 14 Oct – 16 Oct London – Workers of the London Tube will stage a 48 hour strike from the evening of October 14 to the evening of October 16, risking travel chaos in a long-running dispute over ticket office closures. Details

C 13 Oct – 15 Oct Countrywide – Govt facing 3-days of strike action over salaries, by public sector unions next month. PCS union representing civil servants says about 250,000 of its members will walk out on Oct 15th while health unions are expected to take industrial action on Oct 13th. Details

New C 7 Oct – 8 Oct Lancashire – Blackpool International Airport has announced it will close on 15 October after a buyer was not found. Details

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