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Enaire has signed its first labor agreement with air traffic controllers in 24 years

State-owned company Enaire has signed a third collective agreement with controllers, supported by the USCA and OCCA unions – which represent 80% of the collective – and rejected by SPICA and SNCA. It’s the first settlement in 24 years and comes more than a decade after labor relations were dictated by an arbitration award signed in 2011. This was sealed after the 2010 Control Crisis, in which the Control Towers stood.

The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, on which Enaire depends, ensures that the agreement “normalizes the salary tax model in accordance with the model in the public business sector and establishes an annual reference productivity, subject to the fulfillment of objectives and evolution. air traffic.

In addition, as stated in the Ministry, it will “establish working conditions that will make it possible to increase the efficiency and operational efficiency of Enaire” and “improve the efficiency of services by gradually reducing the unit cost per controller while maintaining the working day.” at 1615 hours,” he notes, without elaborating on economic conditions.

Banish the specter of conflict

The agreement comes on the eve of the summer, which is expected to record operations at Spanish airports and while waiting to see what will happen with the possible privatization of these functions at some major airports such as Palma, Malaga or Tenerife. which analyze the allegations to study the possible impact of this measure.

The contract with the controllers is not yet final, as it must have the approval of the Ministry of Finance. Its duration will be five years and may extend for many more years.

As for the talks, Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda Minister Raquel Sánchez assured that it would dispel the specter of conflict in the group “which provides crucial services to a sector as important as aviation in our economy”. For his part, the Secretary of State and President of Enaire, David Lucas, noted that it will allow the public company to “increase competitiveness, reduce its operating costs and meet the objectives set for Spain by the European Commission in its plans. It is fulfilled”.

Source: El Diario





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