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Andalusia’s Government seeks mediation for the Swissport Spain strike Handling

The Government of the Andalusia Autonomous Region has asked Aena to mediate disputes on the indefinite Swissport strike called by Swissport Spain.Amongst the Spanish Airports operated by Swissport Spain, Málaga, Almería and Jerez correspond to Andalusia.A representative from the Government, Mr Antonio Jesús Roldán, said he wants to avoid the extension in time of the Swissport strike because it is affecting to tourism. Therefore, they will make contact with Aena and Swissport for them “to try and find a solution as soon as possible and an agreement can be reached which allows the stops are called off.”   Source: DiaroDeSevilla.es

Swissport Spain calls for an indefinite time strike Airports,Handling

According to the media, Swissport Spain calls for an indefinite time strike after lack of agreement with Swissport Spain. This strike would be as from 10th August and according to the media would affect to Barcelona, Jerez, Almería, Alicante, Málaga, Fuerteventura, Valencia and Madrid cargo terminal with specific calendars, so we suggest contacting your local staff or agents for further clarify.According to the media, Unions say that Swissport is not complying with the agreed CPI increase and the agreed shifts system. On the other hand, media explain how Swissport Handling (which serves Madrid and Lanzarote airports) reached an agreement with UGT and USO Unions but not with CCOO (the other main union). Source: http://www.finanzas.com/  

The Schedules for the stops at Reus airport are confirmed Airports,Handling

The Aena employees are finalizing the details of the protests. Last Monday they confirmed to Aena the days for the stops at Reus airport, which will be the following weekends:20-21Jul, 27-28Jul, 3-4Aug and 10-11Aug.The schedules have been fixed as follows: Saturdays from 18:00 to 21:00 LT and Sundays from 20:00 to 23:00 LT.They are expecting today the confirmation of the minimum services.The reasons for calling this strike, approved by a wide margin, are mainly the reduction of the working hours and the elimination of a shift out of five. The committee says that this decision puts 14 jobs in risk….

Cancellations and delays due to Swissport strike Airports

Last Friday, we could read in preferente that the Swissport strike caused cancellations and delays at Madrid and Barcelona airports. Specifically, in Barcelona, ten flights were cancelled for this reason. According to that piece of news unions said that the minimum services fixed for the Swissport strike by the company were abusive. Hence, they intend to go on with the schedules for stops along the month of July. On the other hand, the company says that the worker’s representatives have a lack of attitude at the negotiations. Yesterday, ElPais published that Swissport would have denounced sabotages and preassures from “violent picketing” at Barcelona airport.   Source: Preferente.com

Swissport Employees call a strike starting 25Jun Handling

Strike of Swissport employees

According to Expansión.com Unions have called all Swissport Employees for a strike in Madrid and Lanzarote in protest at working conditions and salaries.Stops at Madrid airport have been scheduled as follows:28Jun, 30Jun and 01Jul: H24 05Jul, 07Jul and 08Jul: from 08:30 to 11:30 and from 18:00 to 21:00.With regard to Lanzarote, stops have been called for:02Jul and 09Jul: from 08:00 to 11:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00.04Jul and 11Jul: from 08:00 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 23:59 (as it is clarified in EuropaPress).These stops will coincide with the ones called in Swissport Spain—formerly Flightcare—at Barcelona, Alicante, Málaga, Jerez, Almería, Fuerteventura and ValenciaThe schedule of the strike…

Reus Airport employees call a strike Airports

Following to our post , AENA’s Union representatives at Reus airport have approved to call a strike for eight days in the summer.They have proposed the following schedule:Saturdays 20th and 27th July and 3rd and 10th August from 18:00 to 21:00 ltSundays 21st and 28th July and 4th and 11th August from 08:00 to 11:00 lt.This calendar will be confirmed this week once it will be submitted before the AENA’s Employment Department.   Source: Abc.es

AENA’s workers at Reus airport will call strikes in summer Airports

72% of Aena’s employees at Reus Airport approved yesterday by referendum, calling stops during summer due to substantial changes in their working conditions.Now, the council shall meet within ten days to program and approve the schedule of strikes for next summer.Reus Airport has reduced working hours and work teams from 5th April which has caused the worker’s mobilization.   Source: Expansion

Madrid airport at the bottom of the European list Airports

According the the Airports Council International and their European list on traffic in the airports, Madrid Barajas is the one which suffered the highest passenger loss during the first three months in 2013. The tax increase caused some route closures and made some airlines like easyJet decrease traffic.The economic situation and the Iberia strike have also contributed in this passenger loss.Hence, the number of passengers has decreased in Madrid by 13.9% to reach 3.2 million in March. When it comes to Barcelona, it has fallen by 2.5% to 2.5 million passengers.Some airports improvePalma de Mallorca has gained passengers by 2.5%, Tenerife Sur by 2.8% and Málaga by 0.8%. Lanzarote(2.4%), Alicante (1.9%) and Girona (4.1%) also…