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Airliner Iberia staff announce Barcelona airport strike for July 28 and 29

Summer holiday protests called to bring attention to overworking of staff

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11 July 2019 03:01 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Iberia's landing staff at Barcelona airport have called for a strike for the weekend of July 27 and 28, one of the most intense weekends for the number of trips taken by passengers going on summer holidays. 

The workers have denounced the "lack of dialogue" from management in the face of the "overloading" of work on the staff of about 2,000 people, as well as the lack of staff to meet the real needs due to the increase in workload. 

In addition, they also denounce the "systematic breaches" of the agreements reached last year, which resulted in a four-day strike being called off.

The personnel of Iberia Barcelona manages about 65% of the operations of the El Prat airport, according to union sources.

According to a report by the staff committee, the main problems that have led to the calling of the strike are the lack of stable recruitment, the need to increase the overall number of staff, and the "indiscriminate" use of overtime hours, which staff are forced to fulfill.

"Last year the company tried to solve these problems, but a year on the issues remain the same, but with the increase of workload compared to last year, and the lack of solutions with regard to the size of the staff," the same statement affirms.

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  • Representatives of the striking Iberia staff arriving to a mediation meeting in 2018. (Photo: Nazaret Romero)

  • Representatives of the striking Iberia staff arriving to a mediation meeting in 2018. (Photo: Nazaret Romero)

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