Wildcat strikes hit three German Airbus plants

Staff at three Airbus plants in Germany staged wildcat strikes Thursday over plans by the European jet maker to spin off the factories into a new subsidiary.

Airbus hit by more wildcat strikes in Germany

Airbus Varel workers on strike in 2006

Workers at three Airbus plants in Germany downed tools yesterday against job cuts and restructuring by the firm.

France: Airbus workers wildcat strike succeeds

Airbus workers vote for wildcat at a general assembly

Airbus workers in France have won a higher salary increase and a one-off payment.

Airbus wildcat strike wave reaches UK

Broughton Airbus plant

The unofficial walkouts at Airbus which swept Europe following the announcement of job cuts hit Wales on Friday.

Airbus workers to strike across Europe against job cuts

Airbus workers in the UK

Tens of thousands of workers at Airbus are expected to walk off the job Friday (today) in a highly unusual show of Europe-wide union power against plans by the struggling aircraft manufacturer to slash 10,000 posts.

France: wildcat strike at Airbus plant in Méaulte

Airbus plant

French workers at Airbus and one of its sub-contractors have launched wildcat strikes after a plan for job losses across Europe was unveiled.

Spontaneous walkouts hit Airbus across Europe


1,000 workers downed tools in Germany's Laupheim Airbus plant yesterday as other wildcat walkouts occurred across France and Germany as huge job cuts were announced.