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The employees of Trablisa, the company in charge of security controls at El Prat Airport, have approved in an assembly vote to maintain the indefinite strike to which about 500 workers are called at the Barcelona airport as of Friday, 9 July.
The workers of the company made the decision after the two mediation meetings held in the Department of Labor of the Generalitat have ended without agreement between the parties.
The security guards claim a bonus of one euro per hour for the "physical and mental burden that the group supports" for the influx of passengers and hours of work, that the company is responsible for the parking costs of its staff in the airport and breaks of 10 minutes per hour, among other claims.
In 2017, the personnel of the access controls of El Prat, who then worked for the company Eulen, called a strike on the same dates that ended with an award issued by the Council of Ministers that established the new conditions of service.
For the stoppages convened as of Friday, the Government Delegation in Catalonia has decreed minimum services of 90% by affecting the strike "a critical infrastructure" such as Barcelona Airport.
The strike committee has already warned that it will not be able to guarantee compliance with minimum services because there are many employees on leave and on vacation.
The last mediation meeting took place on Wednesday and lasted about four hours. At the end, the workers' representatives criticized that the negotiation with the company "is impossible", since it has the support of both the Government and Aena, and they regretted that from their list of demands the company only accepted to apply a bonus of payroll, which they would begin to collect from October.
For its part, Trablisa has acknowledged that it cannot bear the costs of some of the measures requested by the workers, but has moved other proposals of an "operational" nature, which together with the payroll plus in October will be subject to debate and vote by the workers this Thursday to decide the future of the strike.
The company maintains that, since it assumed the surveillance service of Barcelona Airport in 2018, it has complied "strictly" with the collective agreement and the award of 2017 and ensures that the requests of the strike committee "exceed the obligations that mark this regulations "to the company.
In fact, the company has filed a lawsuit against the committee considering that the call for a strike as of August 9 is "illegal, abusive and unfair," and that it alters the award issued in 2017, which is why it has urged the workers to call off the strike and continue negotiating.
Trablisa also argues as arguments that the staff at the airport has increased 44%, from 350 employees to the current 505, compared to an increase in passenger traffic of 5.64%.
On the other hand, Aena sources have told Efe that since 2017 the tender for the surveillance service contract has almost doubled its budget and there are currently six guards per filter in high season and five the rest of the year, one more than in His moment established the award.
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