Ibiza Airport, just one in the Aena network that would be affected if the strikes do go ahead.

02-08-2014Archive

The main airport unions - CCOO, UGT and USO - have given a deadline of the end of the month for agreement to be reached on worker pay and new jobs. The first strike at all airports in the Aena network had been scheduled for 15 September. This had already been suspended, and it would appear that other strike dates during the month are now also on hold. However, the unions are warning that there won't be other suspensions if agreement isn't reached. The list of dates for 25 days of 24-hour stoppages up to the end of the year included 1, 6, 11, 15, 27, 30 and 31 October as well as 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29 September.

Representatives from the ministry of development, Aena, Enaire and unions will be holding a further meeting on Tuesday (12 September). At the meeting at the end of last week, the unions said that there were "favourable prospects" of averting strike action. They insisted, however, that strikes will go ahead in October if September ends without resolution of the dispute.

The unions are demanding a pay increase to compensate them for the loss of eight per cent earnings in real terms over the past few years. They are also seeking the creation of 450 jobs at Aena and 250 at Enaire. These correspond to positions that haven't been filled following retirement.

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Jimmy w / Hace 2 months

I mistakenly was under the impression the strikes would not go ahead. I've booked flights to arrive at PMI on 11th Oct. Was about to book hotel when I noticed this article. The flights are not too expensive so I may not bother and save hotel costs. This would have been my 4th visit this year with a total 8 weeks on the island. May have to start looking toward a new destination to spend my hard earned cash.

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Ged / Hace 2 months

The strike is symptomatic of the Mallorcan economy at the moment. It would appear that the island is economy is being fueled by the high tourist numbers and all expenditures are being set by this income. The problem is that when the bubble bursts as all bubbles do, the economy will be in a worse position than it was at the start. It will be interesting how the relaxing of QE will impact on the Euro and interest rates and that in turn impacts on the island.

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Geoff / Hace 2 months

I have had to cancel two important seminars, one here and one in London because of the uncertainty. I cannot afford to risk the cost and then not have people able to get here or for me to get to London. Not impressed. The government needs to make sure that certain 'essential services' are never under threat and the ability to get on and off the island is the number 1 priority. I am all for workers rights but when workers rights disrupt other lives then I have little or no sympathy.

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S. / Hace 2 months

As soon as any strike is announced, or occurs, I will cancel, in Toto, my visit to Mallorca. The world is now the Tourist's oyster. I will be looking at places where there is no Euro exchange , no Tourist Tax, No Taxi strikes, no Airport strikes, no Hotel workers strikes, no passport controlling long delays, etc. etc.

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