20-Dec-2010 11:32 AM

AENA and USCA to recommence talks

AENA Chairman Juan Ignacio Lema stated Spanish air-traffic controllers “must” pay the EUR100 million (USD131 million) carriers are claiming from AENA, to compensate for damages caused when controllers abandoned their positions on 03-Dec-2010 and 04-Dec-2010 (Bloomberg/Typically Spanish, 18/19-Dec-2010). AENA and the air traffic controllers union, USCA, met on 20-Dec-2010 to decide how talks will proceed. Nine controllers called to face court in Santiago on 17-Dec-2010 refused to speak. Several controllers face prosecution for participating in a wildcat strike on 03-Dec-2010.