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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

Handling licenses in Spain Handling

In continuation with the tender for the handling licenses in Spain, please see below the following two pieces of news which might be of your interest:Menzies aims to become one of the 3 main handling operators in SpainEuropa Press informs that Menzies will place bids to become one of the three main handling operators in Spain.They aim to get the ramp handling licences for, at least, one of the 3 groups in which the 24 smaller airports have been spread. Each group would have an overall passenger volume by 3 million and they will be the first invitation to tender. Afterwards, there…

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/  

Aena to negotiate a decrease in Handling fees by 30% Charges,Handling,Regulations

Following with the public tender for the handling licenses in the Spanish airports, the draft issued by Aena to this respect has warned the Handling companies. Amongst other issues, this draft suggests an average decrease by 30% with regard to the current handling fees.The tender will be carried out in two phases: the first one for the airports with less than one million passengers per year and, the second one, for the airports with over one million passengers per year.Aena had said they would seek “an increase in competition and quality and a decrease in prices”. Now they are negotiating with a…

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…

Handling discounts to airlines operating new routes Handling

Sign at a Spanish airport

Handling discounts: The Aena’s General Director, Javier Marín, in a meeting with an information media group (Unidad Editorial), confirmed they are working on the procedures to award the handling services to 43 airports of the net. Among the conditions required by Aena, he explained there will be additional handling discounts to airlines operating new routes.The public tender should be opened sometime between July and December 2013.The airports of Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Alicante and Palma will have three Handling companies. Then, there will be a second group of 16 airports which will have two Handling operators. The last group will have the other 24 airports, each one used…