Spain - Security staff at airport strikes - August 31, 2017

Security staff at the Barcelona airport started with rolling strikes over low pay and poor conditions. An emergency meeting between the strike committee and Eulen, the security contractor, failed to reach an agreement, although both sides claimed it ‘had gone well’. The airport was partly privatised in February 2015 and unions say that standards have fallen as the company tries to increase shareholder value. Workers have rejected a new deal offered by the regional Catalonian government and have called an indefinite strike. The workers say that understaffing and a basic monthly salary of 900-1,100 euro forces them to work overtime. The trade unions that call for pay increases and the hiring of additional staff, have announced more industrial action on other airports in September.     

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