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Spain – taxi drivers strike 31st July

If you’re visiting Spain in the coming days, be aware that taxi drivers have called an indefinite strike in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Alicante, Malaga and Bilbao. Other destinations may be affected at short notice. The strikes are causing some disruption in city centres, as well as access to and from airports. If you’re intending to make an important journey by taxi, consider planning your journey in advance, checking alternative travel options and allowing extra time to complete your journey.

At present, the strike is still ongoing according to our (GTM’s) latest news sources.

Spanish ATC Strikes.

Spanish Air Traffic Control (ATC) workers are planning a series of two-hour work stoppages from 1000hrs to 1200hrs (local time) on 08, 10, 12 and 14 June 2015.

Please ensure that you check in online for your flights if you are travelling on the aforementioned dates.

Industrial Action in Southern Europe.

Further to our update below, posted on 7th November, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) strike, backed by unions in Greece, Portugal, Spain and the Canary Islands, could lead to many flights being disrupted for up to three days this week (13-15 November).

Passengers booked to fly on all affected European sectors should therefore checkin online for the most up to date information regarding their flight/s. Easyjet has already cancelled many of its flights to countries in southern Europe. British Airways said passengers due to travel to or from Spain on Wednesday 14 November can change to another date free of charge; they also warned that there could be disruptions on services to other European countries.

Iberia has cancelled more than 350 flights this week, including those on the Madrid to London route as a result of the strike, which affects air traffic controlers. TAP Portugal has announced that London to Lisbon flights will also be affected on 13 November and 15 November.

Tomorrow’s industrial action, which has been organised by the European Trade Union Confederation, is in response to austerity measures being taken by the governments of several southern European countries. Protest marches, rallies and strikes will affect different countries at different times.

Spain – 24 Hour General Strike.

Spain’s largest trades unions have called a 24 hour general strike for Wednesday 14 November 2012.

Public transport within Spain and services at Spanish airports are likely to be significantly disrupted and public demonstrations in city centres may also affect local services. Check for transport delays before arriving in Spain and allow extra time for journeys.

Furthermore, a number of demonstrations and industrial actions are expected in Madrid and other city centres during the winter. These may affect local services. In particular, visitors are advised to check for possible transport delays before arriving in Spain,
and to allow extra time for transfers to and from airports. You are advised to stay clear of demonstrations.