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Minimum services for Barcelona airport security strike set at 90%

Five hundred workers are striking to call for better pay and working conditions

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06 August 2019 11:25 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Spanish government has set the minimum services for the Barcelona airport security and surveillance staff strike at 90% on Tuesday. 

The strike is set to begin on Friday, and will last 24 hours a day and will last indefinitely

With the objective of guaranteeing the "essential" security work, the minimum services requirement has been established by a resolution of the delegation of the Spanish government in Barcelona.

The 500 employees called to protest, from the company Trablisa, claim that template rotations to share the toughest jobs are not respected. 

Thus, they demand more breaks and personnel rotations to face the increase in workload that, according to them, has been rewarded in recent years with a salary increase of one euro per hour and a free parking space provided.

Strikers call minimum services "abusive"

Later on Tuesday, a representative from the strike committee called the 90% minimum services "abusive," complaining that "the workers do not have the minimum right to strike as the Constitution establishes."

Strike committee advisor, Juan Carlos Giménez, told the Catalan News Agency that the minimum services will be impossible to fulfill, as it will mean asking workers who are either sick or on holiday to come into work.

A meeting between representatives of the strikers and the company will take place on Wednesday, with Trablisa expected to put forward a new proposal. A workers' assembly is then due on Thursday to decide whether to go through with the strike.

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  • Passengers wait in line to go through security at Barcelona's El Prat airport on July 28, 2019 (Pol Solà/ACN)

  • Passengers wait in line to go through security at Barcelona's El Prat airport on July 28, 2019 (Pol Solà/ACN)

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