Strike of air traffic controllers in the privatized towers: these are the affected airports

MADRID, 30 Ene.

Strike of air traffic controllers in the privatized towers: these are the affected airports


This Monday begins the strike of air traffic controllers in the privatized control towers of Spanish airports called by the USCA and CCOO unions. Specifically, all work shifts that begin between 00:00 and 24:00 on January 30 and February 6, 13, 20 and 27 are called to strike.

The strike has been called before what the unions consider the failure of the negotiations of the IV collective agreement of the sector between the legal representation of the workers and the service providers in the liberalized control towers with the employer, made up of FerroNats and Saerco.

At the negotiating committee meeting held last Thursday, Saerco put on the table a proposal to increase the CPI for the years 2021 (0%), 2022 (1%), 2023 (2%) and 2024 (2.5%). ) which, according to the unions, does not meet the expectations of the workers "because it falls far short of their proposal".

Saerco assures that the proposal for a 5.5% increase in its wage bill "puts the viability of the company at serious risk."

Given this situation, the union justifies that, in the award process by the Administration through electronic bidding for the granting of licences, Saerco obtained Lot 2 (Jerez, Seville, Cuatro Vientos -in Madrid-, Vigo and A Coruña), "offering in his bid an economic proposal several tens of millions of euros below his competitors".

The union also argues that Saerco was aware that the subrogated personnel from FerroNats, a previous supplier, had higher salary costs than were covered by the Sectorial Agreement through the business subrogation process contemplated therein.

According to the CCOO, Saerco respected the aforementioned agreement from the transition in the change of operator (between February and May 2021) until December of that same year, at which time the sectoral agreement ceased to be applied unilaterally, "which meant a economic reduction for the subrogated staff of more than 16% of their salaries".

FerroNats has distanced itself from Saerco and has "reached out" to try to reach an agreement, since its proposal for the sectoral agreement is very close to the final proposal for worker representation. As the sector's employers are set to 50% between the two companies, a possible agreement is unfeasible.

For all these reasons, the first day of the strike will take place this Monday, which will last every Monday in February. The minimum services for the strike range between 18% and 84%.

The strikes will take place on Monday, January 30 and February 6, 13, 20 and 27 in the towers of A Coruña, Alicante-Elche, Castellón, Cuatro Vientos, El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Jerez, Lanzarote, La Palma, Lleida , Murcia, Sabadell, Seville, Valencia and Vigo, and 162 workers are called to strike.

CCOO reiterates that the objective of this strike is "to bet on the consolidation of a crucial sector in a country where tourism is one of its pillars of growth, and which has shown maturity and the maintenance of very high quality, safety and punctuality standards." high".