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06 Apr 2019 | 04:30 AM UTC

Spain: Public transportation strikes to be held in Barcelona April 8 and 29 /update 3

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Public transportation workers to strike in Barcelona on April 8 and 29; widespread transportation delays expected on Barcelona's metro system if strikes proceed as planned

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Barcelona

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Employees of the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) public transportation company in Barcelona plan to launch partial strikes on Monday, April 8, and Monday, April 29. Metro workers will stage four-hour work stoppages during morning, afternoon, and evening shifts. Transportation disruptions are to be expected throughout Barcelona's metro system if the strikes proceed as planned.


Labor unions contend TMB has failed to be transparent in its efforts to address asbestos exposure in the metro network. The planned strikes follow earlier strikes by TMB employees on February 25-28.


Individuals in Barcelona are advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for related transportation disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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