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Spain's Air Traffic Controllers Avoid Prosecution

Source: El Pais - Tue 7th Dec 2010

Airports in Spain continued with normal operational levels yesterday, following the weekend's mass 'sick-leave' by the countries Air Traffic Controllers. Spanish airports authority AENA said it had scheduled 4,053 flights, representing a normal day's volume, however the repercussions from the weekend's disruption resulted in 40 cancellations. Of the 291 controllers scheduled to work on Monday, just 11 were absent, a figure AENA again deemed as being normal.

Spain's controllers staged action on Friday but have found little sympathy for their cause from the public. In a written proposal for a new collective agreement presented to the secretary of state for transport, Isaías Táboas, the USCA controllers' union asked for 250 hours' less work per year for the same wage. But public opinion has gathered behind the government's decision invoke a 15-day state of alert.

"We approved the government's proposal for the application of the Royal Decree last Thursday" opposition Popular Party leader Mariano Rajoy said yesterday. "The government will, though, have to explain to Spaniards how we came to such a lamentable situation."

The public prosecutor said it will not pursue controllers for the charge of breaking military law as the offenses took place before the army was brought in.

AENA is to take 442 of its controllers to task. Charges of breaking the Air Traffic Criminal Law will be pursued "on a case-by-case" basis by the courts.

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