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AENA workers threaten strike over Easter

28-Feb-2011 12:40 PM

Spain’s General Workers and the Workers Commission unions announced airport workers and other AENA employees are considering striking over the busy Easter holiday season (Barcelona Reporter/Typically Spanish, 26-Feb-2011). Industrial action would be taken to protest the government’s sale of 49% of AENA. The unions stated the strikes would affect airports across the country. AENA director Javier Marin remains confident a deal to avoid strikes could be achieved. The federal government prevented an air traffic control strike in Dec-2010 by imposing an emergency decree that threatened employees with prison and placed the country’s ATC system under military supervision.