Spanish airport strike moves closer as talks collapse

14th Mar 2011
Spanish airport strike moves closer as talks collapse

Talks aimed at averting a series of strikes at Spanish airports have broken down, with thousands of travellers now facing delays over the Easter holidays.

Initial discussions between airport authority Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA) and the Spanish government failed to reach agreement earlier, with 22 days of strike action subsequently announced.

Strikes were called to protest against the privatisation of Spanish airport, with protestors demanding assurances pay and working conditions will not be impacted.

However, AENA representatives have been angered by a perceived lack of concern from the government, with no high-ranking government officials at, reportedly brief, meetings.

At present strikes are planned for:

  • April 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th and 30th

  • May 2nd, 14th, 15th, 19th and 20th

  • June 13th, 23rd and 30th

  • July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 15th and 31st

  • August 1st, 15th and 31st.


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