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Case Law Joined cases C‑195/17, C‑197/17 to C‑203/17, C‑226/17, C‑228 (17/04/2018)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: Euopean Union' Court of Justice

Date: 04/17/2018

Subject: The Court affirmed that a ‘wildcat strike’ by flight staff following the surprise announcement of a restructuring does not constitute an ‘extraordinary circumstance’ releasing the airline from its obligation to pay compensation in the event of cancellation or long delay of flight. The risks arising from the social consequences that go with such measures are inherent in the normal exercise of the airline’s activity

Parties: Krüsemann e a.

Classification: Solidarity - Art. 28 Rights of workers, employers and their organisations: strike - Art. 38 Consumer protection

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