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Airport Strikes Threaten Spanish Tourism

Airport Strikes Threaten Spanish TourismAirport Strikes Threaten Spanish Tourism

A series of strikes have been called by Spanish airport workers over four days in September. The action is expected to affect airports at Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga and Majorca as of next Friday, Travel Weekly UK reported. The airport handlers are due to walk out in the peak morning and evening periods on September 4, 11, 18 and 25. The Workers’ Commission Union, one of the three unions involved, warned that budget carriers easyJet and Vueling would be the airlines most affected, according to media reports this morning. The threatened stoppages are being blamed on a decision by handling firm Menzies Aviation Iberica to postpone a collective bargaining agreement after ongoing negotiations.