Air strikes could spark chaos with risk of Spanish flights being axed THIS WEEK

HOLIDAY THREAT: Airport control workers are demanding improved conditions HOLIDAY THREAT: Airport control workers are demanding improved conditions Shutterstock

SPANISH air controllers could plunge Britons’ holiday plans into chaos after threatening to strike this week.

The disgruntled employees plan industrial action in holiday hotspots including Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca.

And one official said that some of those involved could even walk out of their jobs if they continue to be ignored by national air navigation manager ENAIRE and the new Spanish government.

The employees are demanding a different timetable amid complaints they are forced to work seven days out of every eight, with a combination of morning and night shifts meaning they rarely see their families, or they are exhausted when they do.

They also claim that the conditions could cause accidents if staff become over-tired.

Representative Raul Tobaruela told The Sun: “Our conditions are far from being normal.”

“I can assure you that our working situation is the worst in the entire of Europe.

“We would not anticipate too many flights being cancelled but there could be huge delays because there will be staff shortages.”

Around 2.8 million British holidaymakers visited the Balearic Islands last year, with July, the most popular month, likely to be worst-hit by the strikes should they go ahead.

Matt Ford

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