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04 Dec 2019 | 12:48 AM UTC

Spain: Madrid metro and bus drivers to strike December 10, 11, and 13

Metro and bus drivers in Madrid plan partial strikes on December 10-11 and a 24-hour strike on December 13; significant transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Public transportation workers in Madrid are planning to hold a series of strikes from Tuesday, December 10, through Friday, December 13. Train and bus drivers are expected to carry out 2-hour partial stoppages on Tuesday and on Wednesday, December 11, from 23:00-01:01, 05:30-07:30, and 17:30-19:30 (local time). A 24-hour strike is also scheduled for December 13. Madrid officials will reportedly reinforce metro services during the industrial actions to reduce disruptions to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) that is being held in the city.

Significant public transportation disruptions are expected throughout Madrid if the work stoppages are held.

Context

An associated strike was held in Madrid on Tuesday, December 3, resulting in reduced bus and train service. The workers are calling for the city government to resume talks with their union, which reportedly broke down on November 28. Talks have not resumed as of December 3.

Advice

Individuals in or traveling to Madrid are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate public transportation disruptions, plan alternative modes of transportation, and allow additional time to travel.