New day of strikes in Spanish airports. This Sunday, the strikes only affect the flights of the British airline Easyjet, with origin or destination in Barcelona, Palma or Malaga, the three air bases where this company operates.
According to the USO union, organizer of the strike together with Sitcpla, the incidence is being limited. This morning 13 flights have been cancelled, 8 in Barcelona, 4 in Palma and 1 in Malaga. A total of 18 delays have been recorded, of which 8 at the Catalan airport, 7 at the Balearic airport and 3 at the Andalusian airport. Tomorrow another day of strikes is expected among the Ryanair crew, which will last until the end of the week. The airline workers claim in both cases the application of the collective agreement in force in Spain.
In the event that travelers are affected by a cancellation of their flight due to the strike, they can exercise their rights to demand compensation. If the cancellation is the responsibility of the company -in the case of a strike it is- they can claim the compensation included in the 2004 European Regulation on the rights of airline passengers, which in this case provides compensation of between 250 and 600 euros if the cancellation has not been communicated within a minimum of 14 days.