Spanish airport strike confirmed for Easter weekend

UNIONS representing 60,000 ground handling staff at all of Spain’s airports have confirmed there WILL be a strike over Easter when up to five million Brits are expected to travel.

Two strike days have been called for Easter Sunday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 24. The unions originally warned of an indefinite strike from Easter Saturday, April 20 but as of today, only the two strike days have been announced. Other dates are likely to follow.

The strike will hit all Spanish airports with varying degrees at one of the busiest times of the year.

The conflict will also affect the service of placing and removing gangways, which connect the aircraft with the terminals.

A strike by this group of workers is likely to cause long queues and delays to flights, which could lead to a large number of cancellations.

Ian Rogerson

Communications Officer

Javea U3A