The USCA and CCOO unions have decided to go on strike for several days in January and February for air traffic controllers in control towers at privatized airports in Spain, following what they see as a failure to negotiate a IV collective agreement for the sector. In particular, they are calling for a strike for all work shifts starting on January 30 from 00:00 to 24:00 and on February 6, 13, 20 and 27, all Mondays.
This call is addressed to professionals who provide control services in the towers of Coruna, Alicante-Elche, Castellón, Cuatro Vientos, El Hiero, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Jerez, Lanzarote, La Palma, Lleida, Murcia, Sabadell, Seville airports. , Valencia and Vigo, reports EFE.
These unions were negotiating a collective agreement with the business association APCTA, which includes the private providers of the liberalized market SAERCO and FerroNATS, but they eventually abandoned the negotiations as suspended.
“After the failure of the negotiations, the controllers were forced to make this call that they intend to resume negotiations in order to make real progress in reaching a new agreement, which is all the more necessary during the recovery of air traffic and even more so when the image of the country’s main economic activity will be affected by the level of delays at its airports.” , – said in their statement.
Source: El Diario