November 26, 2020

Renfe cancels 320 trains for the strike on Monday

The strike called by the union CC OO in the Renfe group, which will start on Sunday at midnight and will continue until Monday July 15 at 23 hours, involves the suspension of 320 passenger trains compared to the 990 planned. In order to face this new protest by the workers of the railway operator, the Ministry of Public Works has decreed minimum services to guarantee the mobility of travelers and merchandise before the strike day focused on demanding more employment, less working hours and a salary consolidation.

The minimum services fixed will guarantee the circulation of 72% of the usual AVE and long distance trains, therefore, they will service 280 of the 387 affected by the protest, which means a reduction of 107 trains. In middle distance, 213 railways will be canceled and 390 of the 603 affected by the strike will normally be removed, representing 65% of the usual service. For the various commuter centers, the essential services have been calculated in a maximum percentage of 75% of the rush hour traffic, and 50% for the rest of the day, according to Renfe. Finally, regarding merchandise, 187 trains are deleted and 63 of a total of 250 will be circulated, which represents 25% of the usual service.

For AVE, long-distance and medium-distance passengers whose transportation has been canceled due to the protest, Renfe will offer, whenever possible, to travel on another train at the time closest to the one purchased. Those customers who do not wish to do so may cancel or change their ticket for another date at no cost in all the operator's sales channels.

Another labor dispute, which will begin next Thursday, July 18, will affect the fuel supply service of the planes at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport. The USO and UGT unions have summoned the workers of Spanish Intoplane Services (SIS), 100% controlled by Cepsa, to partial stoppages of two hours per shift on Thursdays and Saturdays each week due to the lack of progress in negotiating the collective agreement of the company. This indefinite strike involves 66 workers and can affect the flights of companies such as Iberia, British Airways, Vueling and Ryanair.

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