Security workers at Barcelona’s El Prat airport have called for another round of strikes starting on Friday 8th September to demand better working conditions and more staff.
Employees of airport security company Eulen have held a series of short stoppages since early August, resulting in waiting times of several hours during peak tourist season. After an all-day meeting on Sunday, Eulen workers voted unanimously to stop work for two hour-long periods every Friday from September 8th.
Barcelona El Prat, the second busiest airport in Spain after Madrid’s Barajas, is a major hub for international airlines and a destination for tourists visiting Spain’s north-eastern Mediterranean coast. Earlier this month, the Spanish government said the Civil Guard would handle security controls at the airport to limit disruptions.