Spain -Air traffic controllers on strike -June 10, 2015

On the eve of the action, the publicly owned air traffic control company, negotiated a 70% minimum service requirement.

Air traffic controllers entered a second day of strike, which passed largely unnoticed due to minimum service requirements. The strike started after 61 controllers were sanctioned for participating in wild cat strikes five years ago, but continues in part due to the high levels of minimum services required by the state. In 2010, air traffic controllers in the Barcelona area effectively closed down the entire region’s air space with all out strikes, leading to the military being called in to take over air traffic control. As 61 air traffic controllers were sanctioned for those actions, the controllers called a strike in protest. On the eve of the action, the government and ENAIRE, the publically owned air traffic control company, negotiated a 70% minimum service requirement. Air traffic controllers, however, argue that this high level forces 99% of the controllers to show up for shifts despite the strike and effectively intervenes with their right to strike.

English: http://www.thelocal.es/20150610/air-traffic-controllers-strike-continues …  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


News Archive

Loading...