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Published on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ATC staff threaten summer strikes at Barcelona airport


Air traffic controllers at Barcelona airport are threatening a series of 24-hour strikes this summer in an ongoing dispute over working conditions.

The dates of the walk-outs have not been confirmed but will start on June 20.

The strikes have been called by the Air-Traffic Controllers' Union (USCA) which is unhappy with staffing levels.

USCA, which represents around 94% of Spanish air traffic controllers, claims staff are having to work six days on and two days off rather than the normal five days on and three days off due to a staff shortage.

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  • Unemployment, wot unemployment?

    Considering the levels of out-of-work Spanish graduates we're always being told about, perhaps setting up an ATC training course could be envisaged? Such a course of action might even be seen as progress by the union.

    By Peter Lewis, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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