Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Air strike looms; talks break down

Talks between Spain's airports authority AENA and air traffic controllers  have broken down, heightening the prospect of a strike this month. The two sides had been expected to reach an agreement by last Friday, after which time AENA said it was hoping to settle the dispute out of court. The head of the state agency, Juan Ignacio Lema Devesa, said at a press conference last week in Madrid that talks would not continue 'under pressure of a strike'. Nevertheless, the deadline has been pushed back and Spain’s air traffic controllers will now decide on Thursday whether to go ahead with their walk out. According to  controllers' union spokesman, Daniel Zamit, (Full story on CampoPulse)

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