Spanish unions set to discuss air traffic strike

Talks between Spain's airports authority AENA and the union representing the air traffic controllers broke down late on Friday.

Spanish unions set to discuss air traffic strike

Spain's air traffic controllers will decide on Thursday whether to go ahead with strike action over working conditions and pay, a spokesperson for their USCA union said on Sunday.

Talks between Spain's airports authority AENA and the union representing the air traffic controllers broke down late on Friday, raising the possibility of a strike this month in the world's second largest tourist destination country.

"We hope the talks will be resumed, but if not, our executive committee will meet on Thursday and consider the situation, including possible strike action. The decision will probably be announced on Friday," the spokesperson said.

This timetable means that no flight before Aug. 22 will be affected by any eventual strike, as airline sector strikes must be announced at least 10 days in advance, El Pais newspaper said on Sunday.

AENA and the USCA union representing air traffic controllers had been expected to reach an agreement by Friday, after which time AENA said it would aim to settle the matter through arbitration.


Reuters

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Andrews
Andrews - 10 yıl Before

Flying out to spain on the 17th ! Does this mean that my flights wont be affected by this ??? Hopefully not