Spain closes its airspace

  1. IzzyM profile image85
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    60% of Spain's air traffic controllers failed to turn up for work today, claiming to be ill. Spain's airspace is officially closed until further notice, affecting upwards of 200,000 passengers.
    No coincidence that the air traffic controllers are in the middle of a pay dispute.

    1. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder when American workers will wake up and realize they have this sort of power?  The rich cry and whine about higher taxes, environmental and safety regulations, worker benefits making it impossible for them to "create jobs"... let's see how easy it would be for them to make their profits without our passive acceptance of their exploitation....

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Air traffic control is a very stressful job and it is hard to get people to do it for a long time.  That probably gives them extra power as you can't just fill the jobs with other people.