Airplane refueling workers represented by the USO and UGT unions are planning to launch indefinite weekly partial strikes at Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD) starting on Thursday, July 18. Two-hour work stoppages will take place every Thursday and Saturday from 03:00-05:00, 10:00-12:00, and 16:00-18:00 (local time). The workers are employed by a company that supplies fuel to the main airlines at MAD, including Iberia, Ryanair, and Vueling. Flight disruptions, including delays and cancelations, are possible on strike days.
Union leaders are calling for a 2.5 percent wage increase and an annual limit on the number of night shifts for workers, among other demands.
Individuals flying to or from MAD are advised to monitor developments to the situation, confirm flight reservations prior to leaving for the airport, and maintain a flexible itinerary.
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