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AIR STRIKES Airport Action Threat From Mid-September

Wednesday August 16, 2017

AIR STRIKES Airport Action Threat From Mid-September

25 days worth of strike action could hit Lanzarote´s airport from September 15th onwards. As trades unions working in Spanish airports operated by AENA threaten a mass walkout next month.

The unions have lodged their intent to strike for 25 days between mid September and the end of December, claiming that their demands for improved pay and working conditions have fallen on deaf ears.

The following dates have been scheduled for 24 hour walkouts;

September - 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th and 29th

October - 1st, 6th, 11th, 15th, 27th, 30th, 31st

December - 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th

Three trades unions have co-operated in calling collective action - and their member's roles encompass key tasks, from control tower maintenance through to firefighters and security personnel. Similar strike action was scheduled for February this year - but talks then successfully averted any stoppages.

Negotiations continue with a key meeting slated for August 31st.

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