The security staff of Barcelona Airport will be on strike for a month this Monday

The workers have denounced the company for alleged violation of the right to strike

The security personnel of the Barcelona Airport will be on strike for a month this Monday, after starting the indefinite strike on August 9 to demand salary and labor improvements.

The strikers ask to be compensated for the work overload with a bonus of one euro per hour worked, training, meet parity among workers and ensure breaks.

The employees of Trablisa, winner of the security service in El Prat since June 2018, have maintained the indefinite and 24-hour strike with minimum services of 90% decreed by the Government Delegation in Catalonia and that the strikers have labeled as abusive .


The strike committee has denounced before the courts of El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona) that during the protest there have been supposed anomalies in the protocols of the security filters and violations of the right to strike.

They have also denounced before the Labor Inspectorate that the company has allegedly taken employees from other cities to fill the positions of the workers who support the strike call, and await a response to the demand.

The strike committee advisor, Juan Carlos Giménez, explained this weekend to Europa Press that they are still waiting for Aena to deposit the images of the security cameras in court to verify the facts they denounce.

Giménez has also criticized that, after two fruitless mediation meetings, the Generalitat considered it a conflict without agreement: «Being an indefinite strike, they could have made more efforts», and warned that the workers will keep the call.


The indefinite protest of Trablisa employees coincided this summer with other strike calls at Barcelona – El Prat Airport.

Iberia’s ground staff stopped on July 27 and 28 and, after not achieving their objectives, returned to strike on August 24, 25, 30 and 31.

Iberia employees, who have announced that they do not rule out more calls, criticize the lack of personnel and job instability in the company, so they ask that part-time workers have an indefinite contract.

The Ryanair airline cabin staff also went on strike this summer, protesting the announcement of the closure of the bases in Girona, Las Palmas, Tenerife South and Lanzarote.

The unions believe that the closure of the bases will be a way to precarious working conditions in the airline, so they have called a strike for 10 days in September: 1, 2, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29.

Despite the simultaneous calls for strikes, at Barcelona Airport normality has been maintained and queues have not exceeded the usual in high season.