Spanish Airport Workers Threaten Strike

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  • #103299
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    Funny, but I can’t find any mention of this in the Spanish press, for example El Pais.

    Just the threat of a strike is a bloody pain in the neck. Of the past few years I have had quite a few travel plans wrecked by strikes and snow. So far, BA strikes have cost me the most bother.

  • #103099
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    Funny, but I can’t find any mention of this in the Spanish press, for example El Pais.

    Just the threat of a strike is a bloody pain in the neck. Of the past few years I have had quite a few travel plans wrecked by strikes and snow. So far, BA strikes have cost me the most bother.

  • #103302
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    It has been in Sur de málaga all week

    http://www.diariosur.es/v/20110309/economia/sindicatos-aena-preparan-semana-20110309.html

    I think BA and the volcanic ash was why many in the UK decided to stay home last summer. After twice having the uncertainty with BA and then having to retrun overland from Naples, Italy, we flew Virgin in November and are going with them again in a few weeks. Wouldn’t touch Iberia either, they are always at least an hour in “retraso”. Last year we were stuck in Madrid over 12 hours and there was barely a centimetre covering of snow! They gave us a voucher to eat in a restaurant which served slop and we arrived in málaga sans baggage, not the first time 👿

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    It has been in Sur de málaga all week

    http://www.diariosur.es/v/20110309/economia/sindicatos-aena-preparan-semana-20110309.html

    I think BA and the volcanic ash was why many in the UK decided to stay home last summer. After twice having the uncertainty with BA and then having to retrun overland from Naples, Italy, we flew Virgin in November and are going with them again in a few weeks. Wouldn’t touch Iberia either, they are always at least an hour in “retraso”. Last year we were stuck in Madrid over 12 hours and there was barely a centimetre covering of snow! They gave us a voucher to eat in a restaurant which served slop and we arrived in málaga sans baggage, not the first time 👿

  • #103303
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    Let’s just say my research wasn’t exhaustive. Turns out this news dominates the front page of my local paper. I just hadn’t left the house…. 😳

    This is suicidal behaviour, and with 4 million unemployed too!

  • #103103
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    Let’s just say my research wasn’t exhaustive. Turns out this news dominates the front page of my local paper. I just hadn’t left the house…. 😳

    This is suicidal behaviour, and with 4 million unemployed too!

  • #103305
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    “This is suicidal behaviour, and with 4 million unemployed too!”
    Mark, you have lived in Spain long enough to understand Spanish mentality !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #103105
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    “This is suicidal behaviour, and with 4 million unemployed too!”
    Mark, you have lived in Spain long enough to understand Spanish mentality !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #103312
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    @shakeel wrote:

    “This is suicidal behaviour, and with 4 million unemployed too!”
    Mark, you have lived in Spain long enough to understand Spanish mentality !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yep.

    I will add that to my Spanish risk list.

    Certainly appears, that on top of their pricing practices, they are in the running for the “retards of europe” award.

    The more I think about the amount they have to change structurally/mentally, the more I get convinced they dont know how lucky they are.

    — Munky

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    @shakeel wrote:

    “This is suicidal behaviour, and with 4 million unemployed too!”
    Mark, you have lived in Spain long enough to understand Spanish mentality !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yep.

    I will add that to my Spanish risk list.

    Certainly appears, that on top of their pricing practices, they are in the running for the “retards of europe” award.

    The more I think about the amount they have to change structurally/mentally, the more I get convinced they dont know how lucky they are.

    — Munky

  • #103327
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    Don’t worry, the Spanish Government says “an agreement will be found”……. so that’s alright then ‘cos we know we can trust everything they say. 🙂

    http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_29544.shtml

  • #103127
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    Don’t worry, the Spanish Government says “an agreement will be found”……. so that’s alright then ‘cos we know we can trust everything they say. 🙂

    http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_29544.shtml

  • #103341
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    @charlie wrote:

    Don’t worry, the Spanish Government says “an agreement will be found”

    For which read, “we will cave in to their demands”

  • #103141
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    @charlie wrote:

    Don’t worry, the Spanish Government says “an agreement will be found”

    For which read, “we will cave in to their demands”

  • #103343
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    Of course they will. These airport workers unions are very smart people. They understand their power and will extract from government the concessions they seek. who can blame them. It’s a market after all.

  • #103143
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    Of course they will. These airport workers unions are very smart people. They understand their power and will extract from government the concessions they seek. who can blame them. It’s a market after all.

  • #103220
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    I’m quickly having my pre-conceived thoughts regarding the typical Spanish mentality confirmed by this forum. This is an example of gross stupidity and some Spaniards seem to have a persecution complex, and a built-in self destruct button dont they?

    Surely the economic brain of Spain can’t be so retarded to pull some of the strokes they do (that stifles the economy in general and tourism in particular)?

    Last year didnt the government introduce some emergency legislation to make it basically illegal, at least short term, for airport workers to strike, when this type of strike threat happened then?

  • #103387
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    I’m quickly having my pre-conceived thoughts regarding the typical Spanish mentality confirmed by this forum. This is an example of gross stupidity and some Spaniards seem to have a persecution complex, and a built-in self destruct button dont they?

    Surely the economic brain of Spain can’t be so retarded to pull some of the strokes they do (that stifles the economy in general and tourism in particular)?

    Last year didnt the government introduce some emergency legislation to make it basically illegal, at least short term, for airport workers to strike, when this type of strike threat happened then?

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