The UGT and CCOO unions have called for eight days of strike in the Iberian Peninsula before Christmas. In an internal communication to which he had access Europe Pressthe unions report various meetings with Iberia and IAG during which the company did not agree to create an autohandling company which would provide services to the group’s airlines.
They therefore decided to launch this strike, which will be recorded in the coming hours and announced in a joint press release from the two unions.
Union sources specified EFE that the strikes will take place on December 29, 30 and 31 and January 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7, coinciding with the critical dates of the end of the year and Epiphany.
For its part, Iberia published a press release in which it expressed “its enormous disappointment” in the face of what it describes as an “irresponsible call”. In the letter, the company claims to have been in constant contact with social agents since the resolution of Aena’s tender on September 26, to “satisfy the main concerns of its workers”.
Likewise, the airline considers that a strike called on these dates “irreparably undermines the right to vacation and to family and friendly reunification” in a “irresponsible and meaningless” manner.