Spain -Ryanair ground workers strike -June 03, 2015

Call of indefinite strike at Madrid-Barajas Airport due to salary reduction, changes to shift patterns, holidays and leave.

Ryanair’s ground handling workers have called an indefinite strike at the Madrid-Barajas Airport in protest at the working conditions, abuse and threats to which they are subjected by the airline management. The strike is endorsed by the unions, which say that the company intends to cut handlers salaries by between 20% and 30% despite there being no collective agreement. The unions also say that, despite the declaration of a 66% increase in profits announced recently, the company is refusing to negotiate on the matter, either with the works council or with the union executive. They say that the conditions that are being affected include a salary reduction as well as changes to shift patterns, holidays and leave.

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