Spain - Four-day metro strike in Barcelona - June 30, 2016

Barcelona Metro workers held a four-day strike over pay and new working conditions in their collective bargaining agreement. During the four day strike the metro was running a ‘minimum service’ of 40 percent during rush hour - between 7am and 9am and between 4pm and 6pm - while a mere 20 percent of trains were running between 8.30pm and 10pm. Barcelona Metro admitted the trains running were ‘insufficient’.

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