175 air traffic controllers denounced for sedition

The Public Prosecutor in Madrid has submitted 175 denuncias in connection with the strike by air traffic controllers in December to the Dean of the Court of First Instance in order for the Court to cite the defendants to testify.

Air traffic controllers refusing to testify

Twelve air traffic controllers charged with sedition following the wildcat strike have invoked their right not to testify because they contend that the matter falls under military jurisdiction following the declaration by the government of a ‘state of alert’.

Strike is over, but it was costly

It is estimated that the wildcat strike by air traffic controllers, a brilliant way to help an ailing and crippled economy with over four million unemployed, will cost the Spanish tourist industry around €250 million.

Iberia cancels all flights for Saturday

The airline Iberia has cancelled all flights for Saturday December 4th as a result of the wildcat strike by air traffic controllers and advise passengers not to turn up at airports. They are hoping to resume flights on Sunday.

Military take over Spanish airports

The Spanish military has taken over the country’s air traffic control after civilian air traffic controllers called in sick en masse and will maintain control over planning, supervision and control of the country’s airspace unless the controllers called off their unsanctioned strike.

USCA and AENA reach an agreement

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.

Talks resume

Talks have resumed between the Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA) and AENA, but now without the threat of strike action hanging over proceedings like a Damoclean sword.

No strike

The air traffic controllers have decided no to go ahead with strike action in August.