February 1, 2017 Uber is coming to town after ban in 2014. New service will use licensed drivers, is called Uber X. 30% - 40% less than a regular taxi, 5 euro minimum fare and brings competition to Cabify. Roll out starts in Madrid. Barajas to town center 20 euros.
Spanish Airport Strike
Aena strike company that runs Spanish airports.
Aena union workers (CC.OO, UGT and US0, thousands of members combined) will strike from Friday, 15 September, 2017 if they do not get a response on talks by August 16th. (15th August is a public holiday)
Strike will consist of 25 days of strike action, 24 hours long lasting till 30 December, 2017.
September 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29th.
October 1, 6, 11, 15, 27, 30 and 31st. (Oct 12, public holiday)
November 3rd and 5th. (November 1 public holiday)
December 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30th. (December 6th, 8th and 25th public holidays)
Airport Security A Coruña Airport and Santiago de Compostela Airport
Two other airports have reported partial strike action by airport security starting 20 August 2017 that is A Coruña Airport and Santiago de Compostela Airport..
Barcelona Airport Security Strike
Take of photo of yourself with queue and airport clock in the same photo when you arrive, for any claims. Airport security company Eulen manages 27 airports in Spain.
Next strikes are due Friday and Sunday, August 11 and 13 and 14th on.
13 August 2017 Sunday, Spanish civil guard will be working tomorrow, hopefully speeding queues up for you.
Update:-10 August Thursday No kumbaya moment
Workers voted today, Thursday to reject new wage deal and maintain strikes for tomorrow, Sunday and indefinite strike from Monday on. We do have some more information for you. 90% of service is to be kept. The lines will be moving.
Meeting and voting started for 350 workers, at 11am. Waiting.
Update:-Tuesday 8 August, 2017 New proposal made, workers will vote on it Thursday. Things are looking up.
Update:-Monday 7 August 2017 Meeting yesterday, (9 hours) company offer 7.7% per month wage increase - 155 euros, union members looking for 350 euro increase and reinforcements. New recruits are not being trained to man scanners. More meetings with Generalitat Department of Labor mediators Monday.
Check in counters an hour wait today.
Update:-Friday, 4 August 2017 Strike indefinite from Monday 14th August.
Aena (run airport) hit back with 2 legal complaints that could hit Eulen the airport security company with 150,000 each fee/penalty.
Update:-3 August, 2017 Eulen workers have given legal notice for yet more torturous strike action. It's not good news. Workers at a meeting today voted overwhelmingly for 100% strike action starting 14th 15th of August. More details to be sorted out.
Update:-1 August 2017 Spanish government news conference today. Asks all parties to resolve issues before they go on holiday and leave with this mess un-resolved. Bad weather today causing delays.
31 July 2017 Airport security company Eulen will have "partial" airport security strikes this Friday August 4th, Sunday and Monday the 7th of August, 2017.
Total of four hours per day. What a mess.
5:30am to 6:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
4:30pm - 5:30pm
6:30pm - 7:30pm No minimal service will be in place and workers threaten 10 minutes per person for security.
Workers will paralyze and collapse Barcelona El Prat airport. Good luck. Try to stay calm. Be ready for long queues through airport security and passport control. Bring a bottle of water, phone charger and snacks... Tough on the kids and elderly.
If leaving from Barcelona Airport get to the airport 4 - 5 hours before. With very little hand luggage. This past week-end estimations are that 1,000 passengers have missed flights.
We will update if this gets cancelled. Expect more strike dates to come.
Barcelona El Prat and Madrid Barjas Airport
10 May 2017 AENA announce extra staff, National Police, will be added to passport control during the summer, Madrid Barajas Airport and Barcelona El Prat. You should also find 350 extra more automatic reading machines.
Schengen changes in rules and regulations co-insides with tourist season. Due to new anti-terrorist measures passengers show ID at exit and entry to Schengen area.
Spanish Rail Strike
AVE and RENFE long distant trains. Strike will not effect the running of trains only on board services i.e. public address system and entertainment. Bring reading matter. Nothing mentioned about food or toilet facilities.
Strike to start Friday, 10 am August 11th till Tuesday, 1am 15th August,
Strike not popular with union members.
Madrid Airport Strike
Airport security strike by The Autonomous Union of Workers of Security Companies (ATES). For security company Prosegur. To get through airport security, limit your hand luggage. Be prepared for flight delays.
No doubt it will be a real mess.
Next three week-ends including Monday’s.
July 14. 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 24, 28, 29, 30th and 31st
5:30 am to 6:30am
10:30 am to 11:30 am
2pm to 3pm and 7pm - 8pm.
10 July 2017 400 Metro Madrid security workers on lines 1, 3 and 6 will strike indefinitely starting Wednesday, 19 July 2017. (Not sure if this will have any effect on you)
29 May 2017 Madrid Metro Line 5 will be closed 3 July, till beginning of September 2017
Costa del Sol
Malaga Airport Strike
Wednesday 21 June 2017 Malaga Airport security strike, 10am - noon every Thursday and Friday. Strike starts tomorrow. If you are leaving from Malaga, make sure you get to the airport early 3 hours minimum before your flight is to leave. Keep hand luggage to a minimum. Stay in close contact with your airline. If you are landing in Malaga be ready for a long wait to get through airport security and customs. Updates Malaga Airport strike
Spanish Taxi Strike
Strike date brought up
Barcelona will be at a standstill
Update:-Barcelona taxi strike is now planned for Thursday 27 July 2017 instead of the 29th and 31st as previously planned. Strike will last for 24 hours.
The plan is a “slow march” which will collapse the infrastructure around the Barcelona el Prat airport and Port of Barcelona interfering with cruise passengers.
March will concentrate around Prat Airport, Metropolitan area, Ministry of Works Fomento and Port of Barcelona.
Two more taxi driver protests are planned Saturday, July 29th and Monday the 31st (possible Metro strike same day) of July and from then on an indefinite strike is planned. Strike will be nationwide, so make travel plans accordingly.
Ibiza Airport Security Strike
Ibiza Prosegur Security workers strike indefinitely from
00:01 hours 18 July, 2017. Skeleton service will be in effect.
Call your airline it may not use Prosegur workers. If leaving from Ibiza get to the airport minimum of three hours early to get through airport security. Keep hand luggage to bare minimum, then be prepared for a flight delay.
Spanish air traffic control quiet - July 2017
Spanish air traffic control USCA
If anything comes in regarding these individual airports we will
update on :-