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Yellow-shirted mobility helpers at Malaga Airport threaten strike action

Partial stoppages will take place on 17, 18 and 21 July if no agreement can be reached.
Partial stoppages will take place on 17, 18 and 21 July if no agreement can be reached. / SUR
  • Partial stoppages are planned on 17, 18 and 21 July as staff call for an increase in numbers and better equipment to help passengers

To hundreds of passengers with reduced mobility using Malaga Airport every day, they are a welcome sight. But for a few days later this month the yellow-shirted staff who assist them getting on and off flights could be hard to come by.

The workers, who are employed by Ferrovial Servicios, have announced strike action for later this month, just as the peak summer weeks start.

There will be partial stoppages on 17, 18 and 21 July if no agreement can be reached. Unions say there is a shortage of staff to provide the service and a lack of suitable equipment for the users.

Pending negotiations with Ferrovial and Aena, the airport operator, the partial stoppages on these three targeted days will take place from 11am to 1pm, 8pm to 10pm and 12am to 2am.

The contract was awarded to Ferrovial Services in 2018 for four year for Malaga, Jerez and Seville airports for a total of 31.4 million euros.