More long lines at Barcelona airport as staff strikes again


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Workers handling carry-on luggage checks at Barcelona’s airport are staging a second day of partial strikes, causing long lines for passengers at one of Europe’s most popular airports.

Passengers waited for up to an hour to pass security checks at El Prat airport at the peak of the midday worker slowdown Sunday, with waits then shrinking to 20 minutes, according to regional public broadcaster TV3.

The workers staged partial strikes Friday, leading to waits of 40 minutes.

A second round of negotiations is being held Sunday between workers’ representatives, the private company, Eulen, which runs the service at the airport, and regional government authorities.

Workers plan to stage another partial strike on Monday and have threatened to go on a non-stop strike starting Aug. 14.

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