Over the past year, the travel sector in Europe has been hit by a series of strikes that have particularly drawn the interest of companies, business travelers, and industry observers. The reason is straightforward: by significantly complicating travel for work purposes, the strikes have had an immediate impact on the organization of business trips. Below you will find an updated list of all scheduled strikes in Italy and Europe to facilitate your business travel and plan accordingly.

June 2024

June 2024

  • Italy
    • June 3 – Strike of RFI infrastructure staff in Turin, Verona, Pescara, Trentino Alto Adige, Foligno, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Bologna, Florence, Ancona, Abruzzo  
    • June 15 – Strike of ENAV staff at Naples and Bologna airports  
    • June 16/17 – Strike of Trenord onboard staff  
    • 18/19 giugno – Strike of freight transport staff  
    • June 28 – Strike of airport staff at Venice and Verona  

May 2024

  • Italy
    • May 4-5 – 24-hour strike by railway service employees
    • May 12 – Strike by Enav staff at Malpensa Airport from 1 PM to 5 PM, Enav/Techno Sky staff from Milano ACC, Linate C.A, and Monte Settepani CRT
    • May 19 – Strike by passenger train staff from 3 AM on May 19 to 2 AM on May 20
  • Regno Unito  
    • May 6 – Strike by EasyJet staff
    • May 7-13 – Strike by airport staff at London Heathrow
    • May 10-13 – Strike by EasyJet staff
  • France
    • May 9-11 – Strike by French air traffic controllers belonging to the SNCTA union

April 2024

  • United Kingdom
    • Until April 9 – ASLEF union strike of the railway service
  • Italy
    • April 7 – Strike by Enav employees at Brindisi and Bari airports, baggage handling staff at Orio al Serio airport, and Air Dolomiti flight crew.
    • April 11 – Railway service strikes from 9 AM to 1 PM, 4-hour local public transport strikes (times will vary by city), and a 4-hour maritime transport strike.
    • April 12 – Strike by Trenitalia staff in Campania

March 2024

  • Germany:
    • February 28 to March 1: Strike by Lufthansa ground staff
    • March 7-8: Strike in the aviation and railway sectors
    • March 12 – Strike by Lufthansa flight crew at Frankfurt Airport
    • March 12 – German railway strike
    • March 13 – Strike by Lufthansa flight crew at Munich Airport
  • Belgium
    • February 28 to March 1 – Strike by Brussels Airlines flight crew
  • Italy
    • March 8 – Strike by Trenitalia and Trenord staff from 00:00 to 21:00
    • March 23-24 – Strike by Air Dolomiti flight crew from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and railway strike from 9:00 PM on March 23 to 9:00 PM on March 24
  • Austria
    • March 28 – Strike by Austrian Airlines flight crew

February 2024

  • France
    • February 23-24: Strike by French SNCF railways from 11:00 AM on Friday, February 23 to 11:00 PM on Saturday, February 24.
  • Germany
    • February 28 to March 1: Strike by Lufthansa ground staff
  • Belgium
    • February 28 to March 1 – Strike by Brussels Airlines flight crew
  • Italy
    • February 12 – National strike by FS Italiane Group staff, Trenitalia, and Trenord from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Finland
    • February 1-2: General Strike also involving the aviation sector

January 2024

  • Germany
    • January 10-12: National railway strike. Ongoing protest until January 15 by German farmers and truck drivers, including blockades on main city roads and some intercity roads.
    • January 24-29: Strike by Deutsche Bahn railway workers
  • Italy
    • January 24: 24-hour strike by local public transport workers, with varying modalities across the territory.

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