Airport strike threat

In the absence of any agreement so far, AENA employees have announced a series of proposed strikes at Spanish airports, the first of which would take place during Easter Week.

Talks are set to continue with the various unions involved in an attempt to avert the strikes and reach an agreement.

The planned Easter strikes would be on the Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday of Holy Week. Further strikes are currently planned for May and during the summer months, twenty-two days of industrial action in total.

Unlike the strikes in December, minimum service agreements would, apparently, be respected by the unions.

Travel agents and others in the tourist industry, particularly along the Costa del Sol, view the proposed strike action during peak holiday periods as being ‘suicidal’ and totally ‘irresponsible’, particularly given the state of the Spanish economy at the moment.

Employees of AENA are opposed to the proposed privatisation of the airports, an action prompted by the December wildcat strikes, as it could have a serious effect on the workforce.

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