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aerolimani
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MAD ground controller strike, June 28-29, 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:14 pm

http://spanishnewstoday.com/ground-staf ... 190-a.html

The ground controllers have set a 48-hour strike for June 28-29, 2016. This will affect many people starting their summer holidays, as well as the large numbers who fly to Madrid every year for the upcoming gay pride celebrations. I wonder how this will affect traffic at MAD. Or, will they resolve their differences first, or will the government intervene?
 
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Re: MAD ground controller strike, June 28-29, 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:30 pm

Seems to be strikes on everywhere at the moment. France,Norway,Italy etc.. horrible if your caught up in it.
 
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Re: MAD ground controller strike, June 28-29, 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:33 pm

I am scheduled to work back MAD-PHL on the 28 . Hopefully it doesn't affect this . We shall see .
 
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Re: MAD ground controller strike, June 28-29, 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:21 pm

…aunque la huelga no iba a afectar la operativa, ya que los servicios mínimos fijados por el Ministerio de Fomento han sido del 100%


This is from an article about the last strikes by this group, December 22 and 27, 2015. My spanish-fluent wife translates this as, at that time, the strike didn't affect service because the government mandated that minimum services must be maintained, and at no less than 100%. So far, for this strike, there has been no such statement.

Could the regular air traffic controllers assume the duties of the ground control staff? As I understand it, at MAD, they used to do it some years ago.

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