23 Aug, 2022 @ 12:57
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FACT CHECK: No, airport workers in Spain have NOT just called a strike for 25 days

Airport strikes in Spain are called off in huge relief for travellers ahead of December holiday
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AIRPORT workers in Spain are NOT going on strike for 25 days despite widespread reporting of it in UK media organisations.

Tuesday headlines announcing more ‘air strike misery’ for passengers have appeared for no good reason causing unnecessary concern to travellers.

Although it is true that this summer has been plagued by a series of strikes by airlines, there is no truth to the report of a new widespread strike affecting AENA staff across Spain.

There are ongoing strikes affecting flights to and from Spain this summer; four days of weekly strikes are being taken by Ryanair cabin crews in Spain and a third weekend strike is coming up from Easyjet pilots based in the country.

And last week cabin crews working for Iberia Express announced a ten-day strike starting on August 29.

But now UK reports claim ‘holidaymakers are being warned of further disruption to their plans throughout the remainder of 2022 amid further industrial action’.

‘Airport staff across Spain have voted in favour of industrial action, set to take place in 24-hour stoppages on 25 days between September and December,’ proclaims.the story which appears on several news outlets across the UK.

There’s one massive problem:- the news is five years out of date and refers to an August 2017 union announcement about 25 days of strikes between September and December that year.

There is no nationwide strike planned for Spanish airports operated by Aena and nothing in the pipeline.

A press officer for the USO union told the Olive Press: “ There are no strikes organised for Aena’s workers and people should not believe this information as it can create confusion for travellers”.


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