UNIONS are threatening a summer of strikes to protest against the partial privatisation of airports operator AENA.
No less that twenty-two strikes are planned between April 20 and end of August.
The ear-marked dates are:
- April 20, 21, 24, 25 and 30
- May 2, 14, 15, 19 and 20
- June 13, 23 and 30
- July 1, 2, 3, 4, 15 and 31
- August 1, 15 and 31
This would be a huge blow to hotels, airlines, car rental companies and the services sector, who now fear a ‘black summer’.
Unions claim that they have tried to negotiate with AENA and that they have not received a reply.
Minutes after the announcement, the president of AENA, Juan Motto, tried to calm tempers and announced a meeting with the UGT, Comisiones Obreras and USO unions next Thursday.
He said, “We are ready to talk to reach an agreement, which would have to be quick, because a strike at that time could adversely affect the economic interests of Spain.”