Madrid (EFE) to which EFE has had access.
The privatized control towers -those of the airports of La Coruña, Alicante-Elche, Castellón, Cuatro Vientos, El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Jerez, Lanzarote, La Palma, Lleida, Murcia, Sabadell, Seville, Valencia and Vigo- face This Monday the first of the five days of strike called, which will take place every Monday between January 30 and February 27.
Transport has set minimum services depending on the type of route, which reaches 100% for emergency flights, transfer of citizens or foreigners guarded by police officers or transport of universal postal mail or perishable products.
For commercial flights with routes with origin or destination in non-peninsular territories, the minimum services range between 52% from Lérida and 84% from La Coruña, depending on the estimated occupancy.
In the case of routes with foreign or Spanish cities whose travel time by road is at least five hours, the minimum services are between 44% of La Palma and 57% of Alicante.
In the routes that can be replaced by other means of public transport in less than five hours, the minimum services are between 18% of Castellón and 30% of Vigo.
FAILURE TO NEGOTIATE THE AGREEMENT
The CCOO and USCA called the strike due to the failure of the negotiations with the APCTA employers – made up of two companies, FerroNats and Saerco – on the fourth collective agreement of the controllers of liberalized towers due to the disagreement on the salary increase for the coming years.
The conflict originates with the obtaining by Saerco of lot 2 (Jerez, Seville, Cuatro Vientos, Vigo and La Coruña), previously in the hands of FerroNats, in the process of renewing the tower control service at airports that have it liberalized , offering in its bid an economic proposal several tens of millions of euros below its competitors.
According to the unions, Saerco was aware that FerroNats subrogated personnel had higher salary costs, which were covered by the sectoral agreement through the company subrogation process contemplated therein.
The company respected it 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 an economic loss for the workforce. surrogate of more than 16% of their wages.
FerroNats, in the meetings held so far, 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 of the unions, but the agreement It is difficult because the employer is configured to 50% between the two companies.
Saerco proposed this week a salary increase for the years 2021 (0%), 2022 (1%), 2023 (2%) and 2024 (2.5%), which has been rejected by the unions. EFE