15-05-2014ULTIMA HORA

Palma.—A Palma court is to investigate a walk-out by 22 air traffic controllers in  2010 at Palma airport  which caused transport misery for thousands of people across the country.
The air traffic controllers stopped work in support of a pay dispute with the government.
The action, which was unannounced, caused chaos and forced the Spanish government to call in the army to avoid a meltdown in the Spanish aviation industry.
But now a Palma court will investigate whether any of the 22 Palma controllers broke the law.
A judiciary source said that there was some evidence of wrong-doing and as a direct result a full investigation will be mounted. The Spanish government took a tough line with the air traffic controllers, who needed police protection for their own safety as a result of the wave of public fury over the stoppage. Many thousands of Spaniards had their holiday plans ruined by the strike.


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