Spanish bank holiday's:- October 12, November 1, December 6 and 8. Of course Christmas Day which is on a Friday in 2015.
Taxi strikes planned for August have been cancelled.
21 August 2015 Update hospitality strike cancelled that was planned 28 and 29 August.
Spanish baggage Handler Strike
Handlers for Menzies Aviation
Airports involved:- Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca
Friday 4, 11, 18 and 25 of September, 2015
4:30 am - 7:30 and again in the evening 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm.
Call your airline your flight will likely be brought forward, delayed or cancelled. Airlines have plenty of time to work around this. By law some handlers will have to work during these strike hours. Pay attention to strike below if you are taking a train to and from the airports.
Spanish Rail Strike
Renfe negotiations with union SEMAF, 5,000 workers, break down. Drivers and other rail workers have planned four, 24 hour strikes. Strike will effect passenger and freight traffic. Minimum service will be announced closer to dates.
Friday 4 September, 2015
Friday 11 September, 2015
Monday 14 September and Tuesday 15th.
Another rail union CCOO has also threatened strike action beginning of September also.
Another baggage handlers strike
Saturday, 22 August 2015 HEADS UP, Good news, we learned, out of the blue today, baggage strikes cancelled.
Malaga Airport baggage handler strikes
Both strikes will be - 10 am to noon. Iberia Handling:- Airlines effected British Airways, Vueling and of course Iberia. Chances our other airlines will be affected. Call your airline. Approximately 40 - 50 flights to land and takeoff during those two hours.
Friday 21 August and
Friday 28 August, 2015
Spanish Baggage Handlers Strike
3,500 workers who work for Globalia who own Groundforce baggage handling company will strike starting from July 4, 2015.
Passengers flying on these airlines will be effected:-Aeroflot, Aerolineas, Argentinias, Aeromexico, Etihad Airways, Korean Air, Saudia, Air France - KLM, Alitalia, Lot, and Lufthansa.
Which airport are you flying into? These airports will be effected.
Barcelona El Prat:-Every Friday 8am - 10am and 7pm - 9pm
Bilbao:- Every Monday 11am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm
Madrid:-Every Sunday Noon- 2pm and 8pm - 10pm
Seville:- Every Thursday Noon - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm
Las Palmas:- Every Wednesday 9am - 11am and 4pm - 6pm
North Tenerife:- Every Monday 1pm - 5pm
South Tenerife:- Every Friday 10am - Noon and 4pm - 6pm
Ryanair has a baggage handlers strike going on right now at Madrid Airport. Although Ryanair announce that workers are now back to work, airline is still on alert. Ryanair adjusted to this strike by giving passengers a choice of landing in another airport, change flight to a different day or fly with no luggage. Perhaps your airline will follow a similar routine or use managers as handlers or bring in scabs.
Spanish air traffic controllers strike
Update:-3 August 2015 Spanish controllers state they will not strike in August, but September likely to be a different story.
Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA)
Ryanair Baggage Handlers Strike
(25 June strike is still going on)
Madrid Airport Strike.
Baggage handler strike will start Saturday May 30. No end date given.
20 -30% of workers to be given the heave ho. This is a very busy hub for Ryanair - over 40 destinations. You know the routine, just bring hand luggage. Perhaps Ryanair will bring in outside workers. Passengers who are already on holiday in Spain must be @!*&^#!!
Ryanair is offering passengers free of charge - flights to a different Spanish airport and departure date. Airline is in court trying to deem strike illegal.
14 July 2015 Ryanair has a thing or two to say about these baggage handler strikes Daily Mail (August 13, strikes still going on)
Groundforce old strike this year that failed
Madrid - Adolfo Suárez Airport
Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas
Spanish baggage handlers strikes
Groundforce baggage handler strike have caused minimal disruptions - if any
Groundforce (UGT union) Baggage Handler Strike - indefinitely.
Starts Saturday 16, May 2015 between the hours (local times)
Noon - 2 pm
8 pm - 10 pm.
Expect flight delays and delivery of luggage. Call your airline.
Spainish Civil Servants
Spanish Civil Servants to get 1% pay raise next year. First raise in 5 years.
Carthage Airport will be closed for maintenance from:-
5pm October 14, 2015 till 10pm October 16, 2015
Tunisia - Tourism all but dried up
5 August 2015 Flight delays from Turkey have been getting longer and longer over the last few weeks. Airlines being told/recommended not to fly near the Turkish Iraq border. Military excercises taking place.