Spain - Strikes in transport system - September 30, 2019

Workers from the state-owned Renfe corporation, which operates freight and passenger trains, along with pilots from Ryanair and ground staff of Iberia airlines paralyzed Spain’s transport system. There is deep, growing anger among workers over the massive growth of social inequality and worsening working conditions. An estimated 40,000 travellers were affected by strikes in the railways and airlines. Under the control of the acting Socialist Party (PSOE) government, Spain’s Public Works has imposed minimum services to break the strike. The government demanded that workers must guarantee minimum services of 75% of commuter trains running during rush hours and 50% at other times.

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