Spanish air controllers stage 2nd day of partial strikes

By By CIARAN GILES 06.10.2015 news > World

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s air traffic controllers have staged the second set of partial strikes but there are no immediate reports of major flight delays or cancelations.

A spokesman for Spain’s air navigation company, Enaire, said 1,217 flights were to take place during the strike periods between 10 a.m. and noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday but there were no flight disruptions so far.

He said flight punctuality was 98 percent on Monday, the first strike day. He spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with company policy.

Government-imposed minimum staffing services of 70 percent have minimized the strike effect.

The stoppages are also to take place June 12 and 14.

The USCA controllers’ union called the strikes to protest penalties imposed on members after a 24-hour strike in 2010.

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