National Police will be brought in to help with passport control.


Passport control workers at Son Sant Joan Airport this afternoon (Friday) voted to reject an offer from their employers and therefore supported the indefinite strike going ahead; it will start at midnight.

A seven-hour meeting on Thursday between representatives of the CCOO union, the company (Acciona Facility Service) and the employment ministry had led to a pre-agreement on terms, but this was turned down by the workforce.

The company was committing to a 75 euros gross increase in salary per month for employees working forty hours. The same increase would apply to eleven employees who in January will have been under contract for eighteen months and also to a percentage of employees who have "fijo discontinuo" contracts and therefore only work during the busiest months of the year.

The strike had been called last week because of what the CCOO described as "systematic" errors in salaries, breaches of health and safety regulations and organisational problems, among other issues.

As previously reported, the National Police are to be drafted in to try and ensure that queues at the airport's Module A (non-Schengen flights) are kept to a minimum.


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S.O. / Hace over 2 years

Could someone please explain exactly what these “passport control workers” do? I no longer travel so don’t use the airport. Surely the National Police are responsible for passport control and who enters or leaves the country. That always used to be the case.


John Evans / Hace over 2 years

Personally, I do not give a xxxxx for what to Majorcans (particularly the passport controllers)think of the British Tourists........with unemployment in Espana running at almost 15% and in a location which would quickly die (stone dead.....I might add) without such visitors.......Go on then Majorcans.....ban us..... ask for a few Russians....or other sober Eastern European types.Your government has already insulted most visitors by charging a double so called 'tourist tax'..........I hope you pay for your national stupidity.......Bigstyle.


MelB / Hace over 2 years

Another nail in the tourism coffin.