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Thousands Of Irish Holiday Plans Could Plunge Into Chaos As Airport Strike Looms

By Jen

June 20, 2018 at 9:43am


Thousands of Irish people's holiday plans could be sent into disarray as Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) threaten to strike.

Staff in airports on the east coast of Spain, including El Prat Airport in Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca Airport, Ibiza Airport and Menorca Airport, may strike as early as this week if demands are not met.

According to The Sun, a spokesperson for the group said that he was not confident an agreement would be reached as the group was being ignored by the Spanish government.


The ATC staff are looking for more than one day off in eight as well as a more consistent rota as they claim they are currently on an unreasonable pattern of mornings and nights.

They say the grueling schedule can leave many workers exhausted which could prove lethal due to the high-pressure nature of their role.

“Our conditions are far from being normal,” Raul Tobaruela said.

“I can assure you that our working situation is the worst in the entire of Europe.”

This comes on the back of another ATC strike and Ryanair boss, Michael O'Leary saying there could be a "full meltdown" this summer with cancelled flights.

This will be an absolute nightmare if it happens.

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