The Union of Air Traffic Controllers, USCA, and the Airport Authority, AENA, have signed a basic agreement which removes the threat of industrial action and paves the way for further talks.
Both parties have expressed satisfaction with the agreement which covers the twelve points raised by the controllers and also allows for compliance with the aim of AENA to reduce operating costs by €200 million.
The agreement paves the way for the next stage of talks, the negotiation of a new Collective Agreement, the first in the industry for five years. The pact provides for an annual working time of 1,670 hours and an average salary for air traffic controllers of €200,000.
The most important aspect of the agreement is that it removes the threat of industrial action.