30th Nov 2023 @ 9:20 am

Cabildo president Oswaldo Betancort and the president of Lanzarote’s Chamber of Commerce, José Valle, met with representatives of Saerco, the company that manages the control tower at César Manrique Airport, to demand measures that will put an end to the strikes and flight delays at the airport. 

The president of Saerco, Pablo de Miguel, and the company’s general director, Jorge Ávila, were present at the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce in Madrid.

The Lanzarote representatives expressed “concern about the strike by the Union of Air Traffic Controllers (USCA) which has been damaging to the island since February.”

Saerco have offered workers a 23,4% pay rise to take effect on the condition that their operating licence is renewed, which is scheduled for 2027. Until then, the offer of a 11.5% rise has been placed on the table. USCA have described the offer as “unreal”.

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