The ATES-SAM union, which representing airport security staff, is threatening to launch an indefinite strike at Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD) beginning on Friday, April 12. According to union leaders, workers overwhelmingly supported the strike after negotiations with Spain’s state-owned airport operator Aena failed in late March. Security workers are protesting plans to shift airport security from state security forces to private companies, among other issues. If the strike is held, disruptions to flights and MAD operations are likely.
Potentially impacted travelers are advised to monitor the situation, prepare for related flight and airport disruptions, confirm flight reservations before departing for the airport, and contact their airline for more information.
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