Strike in Spain trains 2019
There is strike (huelga) in the trains in Spain, we will tell you why, when and the trains in this case. Read and good luck for your travel.
This strike wanted by the CGT Spanish syndicate will take place during the months of July, August and September 2019 (for the moment only these month), good holidays ...
But this strike has its own characteristics, indeed dates and hours of strikes are spaced. then you can anticipate and change your tickets to travel in the country.
When are these perturbations of Spain trains 2019
For this summer here are the planned dates of strike at the RENFE (compagny national of Spain trains) :
It's only 4 days, but well chosen it :
- Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
- Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
- The weekend of Saturday 31 August to Sunday 1 September 2019 will be the hardest moment of the strike in Spain.
- Recall that another union called for a strike on July 15, 2019 on the railways in Spain.
These dates have been chosen to impact the trains as much as possible this summer 2019, think: July 31st departure for the Augustists, August 14th day of great departure in Spain the day before the 15th of August and the week end of the holidays 2019 on the 31st of August and first of September 2019
Strike hours in Spain 2019 in trains
And yes it's the big differences with other countries (like France), there are hours of services and strikes during these 4 days:
The hours of stop or strike if you prefer are from 12:00 to 16:00 and from 20:00 to 00:00, during these hours there will be still a minimum service.
Trains canceled in Spain in the summer of 2019
Because of these four days of strike, the RENFE has planned to cancel 1152 trains including 230 AVE (Spanish fast trains), they decided to impact more freight trains than high-speed trains .
Main reason for the strike on trains in Spain
As often it is a question of hours of work, indeed the employees of the RENFE are supposed to do 37:30 but the company prefers to give additional leave rather than to respect the official schedules.
A negotiation is underway on a possible reduction of working time.
But as you have seen, it is a very partial strike announced in advance to help travelers traveling by train from Spain.