Spanish Airport Strikes Called Off

There is good news today for people who have booked or are thinking of booking a holiday to Spain this year. The threat of strikes disrupting Easter holiday and summer holiday flights to and from Spain looks to be over after airport authority AENA and the Spanish unions agreed a deal to end the dispute.

The unions involved have agreed to further meetings to resolve the issues that were threatening to wreck the holiday plans of millions of people. Both sides have promised that the remaining issues will be agreed through talks rather than industrial action.

AENA has promised to meet one of the union demands by making a group of temporary workers permanent.

Union officials will hold mass meetings later today to present the agreement to members. The unions had threatened to close airports across Spain by calling out their members on 22 days starting from April 20.

The Spanish tourism industry faced a shutdown due to four days of strikes over Easter and further action in May, June, July and August.

Spain is trying hard to entice holidaymakers back to the country after many people decided to take their holidays outside the Euro zone. Hoteliers in Spain have come under pressure to reduce prices and with political problems in Tunisia and Egypt continuing to affect visitor numbers Spain has been hoping that people will once again be attracted to its great beaches, culture and historical cities.

Here at Global Holidays, we have always been big fans of Spain as a holiday destination. It is hard to beat for quality hotels, nightlife and magnificent scenery.

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