The UGT union has called a strike for handling service workers at Aena airports. The protest is called for the week of the December long weekend in protest at the situation generated after the resolution of the competition for this service, in which Iberia has lost the large airports and in which there has been the entry or reinforcement of operators such as Groundforce, Aviapartner and Menzies in the market.
The union points out in a press release that the situation generated by the “fund” of the contest “has only raised more uncertainty” about the labor stability of the sector. UGT also emphasizes that Aena “still has not established a real, concrete and clear commitment” on how to act in situations of non-compliance with the agreement.limiting itself to being “an adjudication manager”.
So, alleges that in the last seven years there have been a series of non-compliance in labor matters by “all companies” which have been reflected in thousands of demands, collective conflicts and strike calls. In addition, they highlight that licenses have been awarded to companies that were already breaching the labor agreement.
In this line, They highlight that Aena has not included any sanction or expulsion mechanism for companies that do not comply with their commitments. and “thus once again inhibits himself from his responsibility as a public promoter” over the workers.
However, the truth is that the airport manager met with the winners of the contest once the process has been resolved to remind them of their obligations. Aena included in its subsequent statement a reminder in which it warned that non-compliance by operators could result in the withdrawal of the operator’s license. handling.
The date of the strike has yet to be determined, but it will be the week of the December long weekend – between December 4 and 10 – and will last until the agents involved “assume their responsibilities.”