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16 Dec 2019 | 07:15 AM UTC

Spain: Strike planned in Barcelona December 16-18

Movistar workers to strike in Barcelona December 16-18; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions likely



Movistar telecommunication staff plan to strike in Barcelona between Monday, December 16, and Wednesday, December 18, to demand improved working conditions. Employees have planned a three-hour strike on Monday, as well as on Tuesday, December 17, although the exact time remains unknown. Another 24-hour strike is scheduled on Wednesday, December 18; the strike will take place amid a highly anticipated sporting event, that of a match between the Madrid and Barcelona football teams. Employees have threatened to disturb the match if their demands are not met.

Related rallies are possible in Barcelona, resulting in the possibility of transportation disruptions, notably near the Camp Nou stadium, where the match is expected to take place, although no specific details have been announced as of Monday. 


Individuals in Barcelona are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.