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Air traffic controllers fined for 2010 wildcat strike

Written by on October 16, 2020

131 air traffic controllers who carried out a wildcat strike in 2010 have been handed fines of between €15000 and €31500.

The strike, during constitution day in December 2010, paralysed Spanish airspace, with hundreds of thousands of passengers affected and prompted the government to take control of the national airspace.

Those who were involved will have to pay daily penalties until their fines are cleared.

Two of those charged were acquitted due to them either being on legitimate sick leave, or not in the country at the time of the industrial action.