Air traffic controllers cancel strike as union and Enaire find agreement

Twelve municipalities in the Region of Murcia threatened by severe depopulation. Image: Campos del Rio @josemmol/@MeteoSE/ Twitter

THE air traffic controllers’ union, USCA, released a statement on Wednesday September 30 to announce that the 12-hour strike which was arranged for Saturday October 3 has been called off.

The deal comes after Enaire, the managing corporation of air navigation in Spain, agreed not to pursue sanctions against 61 Barcelona controllers involved in a 2010 protest which left 200,000 passengers stranded.

On Saturday September 26 the USCA held the first of their 12-hour strikes with the second due for this Saturday due to the proceedings against the Barcelona controllers. The agreement means that the second strike will not go ahead, however, USCA has stated that not all of their objectives have yet been met.

People travelling in Spain this Saturday will be relieved to know that it will be business as usual at the airports while both the USCA and Enaire have emphasised the importance of this step for both organisations.

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