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2017
17
March
2017
The European Commission announced that it would fine eleven airlines, including KLM, Air France and Martinair, for practices in the air cargo sector that are considered anti-competitive and relate mainly to the period between December 1999 and Februa...
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03
March
2017
The KLM Supervisory Board has decided that, effective 2017, the fixed salary of KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers will be raised to equal that of his immediate predecessor, who left the company three years ago. This effectively amounts to an increase...
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07
February
2017
Crew members have shared their reactions to the current ‑1CA working method and it is clear that there is room for improvement. As long as there is no alternative, KLM wants very much to work with the crew to create a more workable service on board. ...
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04
February
2017
Owing to the fact that a federal court in the United States has temporarily lifted the travel ban, KLM is pleased to announce that the US immigration authorities have notified airlines that passengers who are citizens of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, S...
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02
February
2017
KLM has been informed that the United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP) authorities have made an exception for two Iranian passengers, whose journey was stopped at Schiphol on Saturday. This means the passengers can now proceed on their journe...
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30
January
2017
On 28 January 2017, President Trump of the United States of America signed an executive order that has immediate consequences for passengers from seven countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen. As a result, KLM was compelled to ...
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28
January
2017
US President Trump has issued an executive order that has immediate consequences for passengers from seven countries – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen. The airline industry has been informed of the move this morning and have had t...
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2016
16
December
2016
The Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal today opened proceedings filed by the KLM Works Council, which has claimed the right to recommend on KLM’s decision regarding the Minus-1-CA measure. The court will issue its final ruling in fou...
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08
December
2016
KLM today announced a major step forward in the pension conflict with the cabin crew unions VNC and FNV. KLM has made concessions to the unions’ demands and sees this as an important step towards restoring mutual trust and resuming negotiations, a...
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01
December
2016
KLM approached the district court with a request for alternative consent for the establishment of a new pension fund for pilots. Unfortunately, the court has denied this request for alternative consent. KLM is considering its options in response to t...
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26
November
2016
For a short amount of time on 2 November, the KLM flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flew closer to another aircraft than is normal. Standard procedure for this kind of situation was followed and the distance between the aircraft ensured. The KLM ...
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12
November
2016
The cabin crew unions VNC and FNV have informed KLM that they will suspend the work stoppages announced for today. This means KLM will operate its regular schedule today, with the exception of the three flights that were cancelled as a precaution yes...
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11
November
2016
KLM wants to minimise inconvenience to passengers ensuing from the 60-minute work stoppages announced by the FNV and VNC cabin crew unions. KLM therefore today decided to cancel three flights scheduled to take place on Saturday: KL0687 to Mexico, KL1...
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11
November
2016
The cabin crew unions FNV and VNC have notified KLM that they are calling on KLM cabin attendants to participate in new, 60-minute work stoppages on Saturday, 12 November. ...
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08
November
2016
The court in preliminary relief proceedings has judged against KLM. KLM regrets the court’s decision. The KLM cabin crew collective labour agreement (CLA) states that negotiation should be the first step. If this fails, it is to be followed by mediat...
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04
November
2016
The hearing took place today during the preliminary relief proceedings initiated by KLM against the cabin unions in a bid to force them to comply with their consultation obligations. KLM decided to do so because the unions have for almost a year refu...
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02
November
2016
In response to a letter dated 1 November sent by KLM to the FNV Cabin Crew and VNC unions calling on the cabin unions to uphold their consultation obligations, KLM has received a response from FNV Cabin Crew indicating that it will not be complying w...
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26
October
2016
FNV Cabin Crew and VNC have notified KLM that they have called on cabin crew to observe a work stoppage of 10 minutes directly after the cabin crew briefing. This industrial action will take place on Thursday 27 October and Friday 28 October from 05:...
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21
October
2016
FNV Cabin Crew has notified KLM that it has called on cabine crew to observe a work stoppage of 10 minutes directly after the cabin crew briefing. This industrial action will commence on Monday, 24 October from 05:00 to 23:00 hours. The stoppage coul...
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15
October
2016
KLM follows the rules of the FAA, which means that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is no longer allowed on board of the aircraft. This applies both for hand baggage and check-in baggage. ...
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07
October
2016
KLM cannot meet the demands expressed by the unions FNV Cabin and VNC with regard to the “minus one CA measure”. KLM is of this opinion that this would be irresponsible under the current circumstances. Furthermore, KLM has consistently been open to c...
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27
September
2016
The Amsterdam District Court today ruled in favour of KLM in the pension dispute concerning KLM’s cancellation of the protocol regarding Structural Surpluses and Deficits (Structureel Overschotten en Tekorten or STROT) with the VNV (the Dutch Airline...
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19
September
2016
Like their Ground Services and Cockpit Crew colleagues, Cabin Crew also need productivity gains by 4% as part of Perform 2020. ...
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06
September
2016
Today, KLM and the Dutch Trade Union Federation (FNV) reached a collective labour agreement for ground staff. The agreement is as yet subject to approval by the rank and file. KLM had already completed negotiations with the trade union, the CNV, VHKP...
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05
September
2016
Restoring trust within the group is an absolutely vital part of implementing the changes that are needed to return the company to good health. This is the view Jean-Marc Janaillac expressed when he became Chairman & CEO of Air France-KLM in July 2016...
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26
August
2016
A court of appeal today upheld a ruling that the FNV union is not allowed to organise a strike trough 4 September. KLM is satisfied with this ruling. KLM remains open to further dialogue and will continue seeking a substantive accord with FNV. KLM...
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20
August
2016
The industrial action carried out by a group of FNV-affiliated ground personnel has for now not had a significant operational impact on passengers. This tallies with expectations because KLM employees always execute their tasks safely and in accordan...
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19
August
2016
FNV has informed us that with effect from 20 August 2016, it has called on all FNV‑affiliated ground personnel to work “strictly” according to the rules for shorter or longer periods of time. Because KLM employees always execute their tasks safely...
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12
August
2016
KLM cannot comply with the ultimatum issued by VNV pilots’ union to withdraw from the negotiating table its proposed suspension of the STROT (structural surpluses and shortages) protocol and implementation agreement. KLM has stated that it wishes to ...
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11
August
2016
The Haarlem district court has ruled in favour of KLM. The FNV union will not be allowed to call a strike prior to 4 September 2016. ...
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