Economic News UGT calls a strike of employees of aircraft movements on the ground in Barajas

UGT has called from midnight today until January 7 for a strike involving approximately 35 aircraft ground movement employees at the Madrid Barajas Adolfo Suárez airport, which according to union sources may affect more than 8,500 flights

Economic News UGT calls a strike of employees of aircraft movements on the ground in Barajas

UGT has called from midnight today until January 7 for a strike involving approximately 35 aircraft ground movement employees at the Madrid Barajas Adolfo Suárez airport, which according to union sources may affect more than 8,500 flights. and a million passengers.

The call is added to the mobilizations of Iberia's ground assistance or handling services scheduled for January 5, 6, 7 and 8.

The conflict arose after the awarding of the service to Skyway in 2022, with a proposal 15% lower than that of the previous company and 30% lower than the starting price.

According to UGT, this reduction has resulted in the inability to maintain previous working conditions, taking advantage of the absence of subrogation and collective agreement in an essential service of public interest.

The union assures that, since 2011, the SDP (Platform Management Service) has experienced a progressive deterioration in working conditions and quality of service under various companies, intensifying the problem with the current management of Skyway in an economic context of a accumulated inflation of 24% since 2011.

The minimum services established by the Ministry of Transport reach 91% of operations, although UGT highlights that only 58% of international flights and 32% of national flights are guaranteed.