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General Strike - 29 September

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General Strike - 29 September

Post Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:06 am

Just in case anyone is unaware of the planned General Strike on 29 September.

Looks as though the strike will go ahead on Wednesday.

Transport will be mainly affected. Flight wise the Unions/Government have agreed:-

20% of flights from European countries will operate.
40% of flights from non-European countries will operate.
10% of Peninsula flights will operate.
50% of flights from the Peninsula to the Islands and inter-Island flights will operate.

However, as they have only promised a minimum of 10% Ground Service operation - baggage handling, security checks etc. - even flights that do operate are liable to be severely delayed.

With planes being in the wrong places at the end of the strike I would think some knock on delays are inevitable on 30th too.

Buses will be severely disrupted and train services are much reduced.

Hotel groups are beginning to state their intention for 29th - most seem to be offering skeleton staff, staff that do work will not be in uniform, no room cleaning service and only cold food with self service Tea, Coffee and Water. Some hotel bars will be closed.

Not a day to travel if at all possible!

There is still time for the strike to be called off - but it isn´t looking good at the moment.


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Re: General Strike - 29 September

Post Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:13 pm

Its just like another Sunday then.


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Re: General Strike - 29 September

Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:43 pm

... It's now the day after the Strike and I can honestly say that I wasn't inconvenienced in the slightest, and probobaly didn't even notice - other than what I saw on the news. Anyone else ...?


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Re: General Strike - 29 September

Post Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:48 pm

Business as usual round here although apparently many places closed west of Malaga around Carihuela.


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Re: General Strike - 29 September

Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:55 am

wouldn´t of even known there had been a strike in Torrevieja most places open as usual! only difference was the dustbin men came around before midnight to empty bins so peaceful night sleep! Laughing Chinese tat shops closed and a couple of others but that was it! buses running but think may have had a sunday service on or maybe a normal day for them! Rolling Eyes

 

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Re: General Strike - 29 September

Post Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:47 pm

Not noticeable here apart from the school bus driver told the older kids not to bother going to their school in Alora.
I guess the teachers were on strike, though the younger children were at school in the village.


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Re: General Strike - 29 September

Post Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:38 pm

The strike was noticable in my area, no inconvenience as I was prepared for it.

 

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