Spain: 60,000 airport workers set to strike in popular holiday locations this ...

spain holidays airport flights tenerifeSpain: 60,000 airport workers set to strike in popular spots including Tenerife and Malaga this mont (Image: Getty Images)

Spain tourists could see their holiday travel plans seriously disrupted this month as airport workers across the country prepare to walk out over pay and conditions on Monday 15 October.

Ground staff at airports in major tourist destinations such as Tenerife, Malaga and Gran Canaria will be involved in the industrial action.

The walkout comes as many Britons begin seeking winter sun in the Canary Islands as the temperature in the UK falls.

The strikes will go ahead unless an agreement is met tomorrow when the unions meet with their employers for talks.

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If it goes ahead, the strike will affect all airlines that operate in Spanish airports.

Three unions - USO Aéreo, CCOO and UGT - gave notice of industrial actions yesterday.

They claim to have been involved in talks for three years, with no signs of ASEATA, the Association of Airport Ground Support Services Companies, making any improvement.

USO Aéreo released a statement today warning of the strike action as they dispute salary.

”After almost three years of negotiations to agree the IV Collective Agreement of the Ground Support Services Sector, ASEATA employers have continued to show their immobile attitude to try to agree on fundamental aspects that have to do with the system

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