Ibiza airport security staff in Spain say they intend to strike on Friday 20 July, which could cause disruption to the holidays of many Britons.
The airport workers claim that an agreement reached last summer has been breached on several occasions.
Staff are annoyed because they claim productivity bonuses to casual workers are not being paid, shifts are constantly changing, transportation costs aren’t paid and working days are are too long.
Walkouts last summer at Ibiza airport caused long delays for holidaymakers at baggage checkpoints, with some Travellers waiting for up to two hours to get their luggage back.
Security company Prosegur – in charge of Ibiza airport security in 2017 – resolved the dispute, but the new contractor,Trablisa, is allegedly not honouring parts of the previous agreement.
Private security personnel want this summer’s strike to be indefinite when it begins next Friday.
Seventy seven workers of 116 members of staff supported industrial action.
Some of the security personnel at Ibiza airport work long shifts and are demanding a maximum daily limit of 12 hours, reported The Sun.
They want days to only be made longer if the employee wishes to work overtime.
According to Trablisa, demands are already being met.
Express.co.uk has contacted Trablisa and Ibiza airport for comment.
Other developments in Ibiza that may affect British holidaymakers is the possibility of fines being introduced if sun worshippers reserve spots on the beach using towels.
Local authorities in Ibiza are considering introducing penalty fines for tourists who try and hold their spot while unattended.
Locals have complained about the towels being left all day to reserve their spot.
Grievances such as disrupting other beach users and taking up space were just some of the issues.
According to the Sun, environment councillor Montserrat Garcia explained how it could be brought into place in the Balearic Islands.
She told Local media: “We are thinking about introducing what other town councils have done and adopt measures to prevent this from happening.”
Ibiza council could opt to remove any items left unattended and fining those who break the rules.
Last year, Spanish authorities removed umbrellas and loungers on the spot from beaches and issued fines of up to €720 (£634).
Source : EXPRESS