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Spain’s Air Traffic Controllers Vote To Strike  
User currently offlineBAfan From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 189 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

I never realised that they got paid so much money! These continual strikes between French and Spanish air traffic controllers is playing havoc with European flights.

I have been delayed so many times recently as a result of such strike actions, they are just causing misery to the travelling public.


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User currently offlines4popo From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks ago) and read 2641 times:

Didn't the same controllers strike last year as well? Greed is always man's downfall!

User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2434 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

Looks at the salaries that the government audit revealed:

Spain's audit of its 2,300 air traffic controllers pay revealed that
10 controllers were paid between $1,067,694.98 USD (€810,000) and $1,186,331.16 USD (€900,000) last year.
226 were paid between $593,195.92 USD (€450,000) and $711,851.01 USD (€540,000)
701 were paid between $355,925.51 USD (€270,000) and $474,553.63 USD (€360,000)

That fact that Spain’s air traffic controllers were paid in some cases ten times more than the country’s Prime Minister and 50 times the average salary, has provoked outrage from government to the every day worker. Spain’s Prime Minister receives an annual salary of $121,258.57 USD (€91,982) and the average worker salary in the country is $23,842.96 USD (€18,087).

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User currently offlineacelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

I suspect this strike will go ahead, whether it gets called off at the 11th hour for some reason
we will see but its not looking good. The pay rates are unreal compared to everyone else in Spain.
What's a controller on at LHR out of interest....?

from the Island with sun and great photo's.. Why not visit Lanzarote
User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2434 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

Quoting acelanzarote (Reply 3):
What's a controller on at LHR out of interest....?

The link gave the following for British, French and US controllers...

British air traffic controllers are paid $79,074.63 USD on average to has high as $118,616.35 USD and the French air traffic controllers take home $144,991.82 USD.

U.S. air traffic controllers earn a relatively fair wage and have good benefits. Median annual wages of air traffic controllers in May 2008 were $111,870. The middle 50 percent earned between $71,050 and $143,780. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $45,020, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $161,010. The average annual salary, excluding overtime earnings, for air traffic controllers in the Federal Government which employs 90 percent of all controllers was $109,218 in March 2009.

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