Spanish airport strikes called off after last-minute talks

An indefinite strike by Spanish airport ground handlers has been called off after last-minute talks.

Union’s representing the 60,000 ground staff have reached an agreement with the nations airport operators after having voted to gone on strike starting October 15th.

A spokesman for the Spanish unions confirmed that the strike has been called off saying: “The USO Air Sector, together with the corresponding sectors of UGT and CCOO, has arrived at an agreement in conciliation with the employers of the workers of the ground services at the airports, thus rejecting the planned strike from October 15th and to which the 60,000 workers of all the Spanish airports were called, distributed in the different companies that provide the handling service.”

The new agreement will remain in place until December 31st, 2021 and covers workers’ demands over pay and conditions.

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