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Cafés at Madrid-Barajas go dry as workers stage first successful walkout

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Jun 07, 2013 7:24 am

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The combination of overcrowded hallways and no coffee is bound to make Barajas an unpleasant place to be if the series of strikes continue.

— Samantha Shankman

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The first day of strike at Madrid-Barajas airport, called by employees of several cafés in this facility, has been backed ‘by an overwhelming majority’ of workers beyond those forced to attend their posts compulsory to deliver certain services set the authorities, unions say. Staff are protesting agains a job cuts scheme affecting 136.

This is the first day of a series of strike days called by unions in the airport, which are to take place on 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th of June. Tomorrow it is expected that staff are to walk out again.

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