Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Airport worker strikes in Spain could mean months of chaos for travellers

Airport workers in Spain are planning a series of strikes of the coming months, which could mean several months of chaos for travellers. In total there could be 22 days of action, and unfortunately some of the planned strikes coincide with the Easter holiday. They are likely to affect all Spanish airports. The reason for these strikes is a dispute over pay and working conditions with the Spanish aviation authority Aena. This is not the first time air transport has been grounded due to industrial action in recent times; only last December, Spanish air traffic controllers walked out on a wildcat strike during a major holiday weekend which brought all flights in the country to a halt.

The provisional strike dates are as follows: 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, 30th April, with more planned for May, June and July. Of course this situation is very likely to change, but we will provide updates here as well as on our Twitter. Fingers crossed negociations take place and an agreement is reached.

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