Tourists face a second summer of travel misery at Ibiza airport

Tourists face a second summer of travel misery at Ibiza airport as security staff threaten to strike

  • Airport workers claim there has been a breach of an agreement reached last year
  • They say that shifts are constantly changed and they haven’t received a bonus
  • Private security personnel are calling for an indefinite strike starting on July 20
  • Last summer, tourists were also hit after security staff took industrial action 

Holidaymakers heading to and from Ibiza airport are facing travel misery because furious security staff have threatened to strike later this month.

They claim there have been several breaches of an agreement reached last summer when continuous walkouts brought chaos and long delays for travellers at baggage checkpoints.

Tourists were hit with long queues and a wait of up to two hours to get their luggage checked after Prosegur employees took industrial action.

Holidaymakers heading to and from Ibiza airport are facing travel misery because furious security staff have threatened to strike later this month. Pictured are the queues that formed when airport workers walked out last year 

Last year, tourists were hit with long queues and a wait of up to two hours to get their luggage checked after Prosegur employees took industrial action

The dispute was later resolved but security staff say the new contractor, Trablisa, is not honouring parts of the previous agreement.

They claim productivity bonuses to casual workers are not being paid and criticise ‘the constant changes of shifts’.


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Private security personnel are calling for an indefinite strike starting on July 20 after 77 workers of the 116 gave their backing to the second consecutive summer of protests.

President of the works committee, Ana Lopez, said the bonus was won last summer but there were still staff members who were not receiving it and they considered this ‘unfair’.

They also want various costs paid, such as transportation and ‘more stable shifts’.

According to the works committee, some of the security personnel are having to endure long shifts and say there should be a maximum daily limit of 12 hours.

Private security personnel are calling for an indefinite strike starting on July 20 at Ibiza airport, pictured 

Days should only be lengthened if the employee wants to work overtime, it’s being argued.

The committee says shifts should be no less than six hours but because of the need to cover for others, some of the staff only come in to work for one hour.

Trablisa says the demand over shifts and overtime is already being met and that the decision to work longer hours is always voluntary.

However, the works committee claims it is getting no answers to its demands and will officially register its demand for strike action with the Federation of Construction and Services of CCOO of the Balearic Islands today.

Trablisa says it is willing to talk to the staff representatives in order to resolve the dispute and day-to-day issues affecting the security personnel.

 

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