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Dec 7, 2008

Airlines should be included in the EC Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), Ed Miliband, the UK secretary for energy and climate change, said. Mr Miliband said it was important to involve aviation in the scheme if the UK was to reach its target of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 30% by 2020. The meeting attended by executives from some of Britain's leading companies indicated by a show of hands that they thought the government would fail in its objective. Richard Lambert, the CBI's director-general, said: "We must not let the global economic crisis become an excuse for inaction on climate change. Now, more than ever, we need to secure a binding EU climate change deal." www.decc.gov.uk www.cbi.org.uk Dec 3, 2008

Cyprus Airways

Thirty flights from and to Cyprus were disrupted on Monday when pilots of national carrier Cyprus Airways went on strike over job conditions. Cyprus Airways said 2,400 passengers were affected by the four-hour work stoppage by pilots. All flights were rescheduled, the airline said. The carrier underwent a broad restructuring in 2005, shedding about a fifth of its workforce and enforcing stringent cost cutting throughout the airline. Dec 1, 2008

Cyprus Airways

Cyprus Air Pilot Strike Disrupts 30 Flights. Thirty flights from and to Cyprus were disrupted on Monday when pilots of national carrier Cyprus Airways went on strike over job conditions. Pilots want the reintroduction of a collective agreement covering matters such as pay increases and working hours that was suspended by the company in January 2005. The airline, which is majority state controlled, says it cannot afford the pilots' demands. Cyprus Airways said 2,400 passengers were affected by the four hour work stoppage by pilots. All flights were rescheduled, the airline said. The carrier underwent a broad restructuring in 2005, shedding about a fifth of its work force and enforcing stringent cost cutting throughout the airline. Most other unions signed up to the changes, but pilots challenged the decision by management to effectively put collective bargaining agreements on hold. Many pilots took the company to court for introducing a scheme of scaled pay cuts, and verdicts are expected early next year, Charalambous said. Dec 1, 2008

Star Alliance

Star Alliance has recently undertaken a comprehensive customer survey among small and medium businesses in the UK and Ireland who participate in Star Alliance Company Plus (SACP) loyalty program. The main aim...

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