The Spanish General Workers, Workers Commission and Syndicated Workers unions said that they would call for a strike after negotiations between the unions and government broke down, in part due to plans to partly privatize the airline agency. Union leaders said that the strike would affect all the airports, and that they were worried about workplace safety and pay in a privatized company. The strike is threatened for Easter weekend, which would disrupt a large amount of travel, and union leaders say that they could extend the strike through elections on May 22. Government officials say that they hope to resolve the issues through negotiation.
See Harold Heckle, Business Week, February 27, 2011