Blogs and advice from Industry leading Specialists
Valuable Opinions, Comments & Gossip
Financial related News & Articles relating to Spain
Latest News, Stories
& Hot Topics
Various Tools & Widgets to help with your financial needs
Tools & Widgets to
help with finances
Polls, Surveys and Opinions featured throughout Tumbit
Featured Polls, Surveys & Stats
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat

Spanish airport strike threatened for Easter holiday

Source: AFP - Mon 28th Feb 2011

Spanish union chiefs have spoke of plans to call for strike action by airport workers which could result in the closure of the country's hubs during the busy Easter holiday period.

Both the General Workers union and the Workers Commission union have reported how negotiations with the government with regards to its plans to partly privatise the civil aviation agency AENA have collapsed.

GWU representative Raul Gomez said "the strike would affect all Spanish airports" in the country, however AENA director, Javier Marin, said that he was confident that a strike-averting deal could still be achieved.

Mr Gomez led around 2,500 of AENA's 12,000-plus workers, including baggage handlers and firefighters, on a march to Madrid's central Puerta del Sol square. Union leaders said they were worried that many airport workers would be asked to take a pay cut as well as worse and less safe working conditions in working for a partly-privatised company.

The strike action has been threatened for April 22-25, but could be extended to May 22, to coincide with when the country is holding its regional elections, the union leaders said. Spain's Socialist government halted an air traffic control strike in December by imposing an emergency decree which threatened employees with prison and placed control towers under military supervision.

Comment on this Story

Be the first to comment on this Story !!

Related Partners

Recommended Items

Related Articles