This Thursday’s meeting between the Iberia group and the CCOO and UGT unions, organizers of the ‘handling’ (ground assistance service) strike, which starts tomorrow, January 5, and will last until the 8th, has ended without an agreement, thus continuing the strikes, which have forced the cancellation of 444 flights.

Company sources have confirmed that there has been no agreement in the new meeting to try to bring positions closer together and to call off the strike, which has forced the cancellation of 444 flights, affecting more than 45,600 passengers, of which 92% are the group. Iberia (Iberia, Iberia Express and Air Nostrum) has already given them a solution, either by relocating them to other flights, dates or times, or by refunding their tickets.

The strike was called by the CCOO and UGT unions, and USO has joined it, after Iberia lost the handling service at several of the main Spanish airports in the tender failed by the airport manager Aena in September, and ended without agreement on negotiations to carry out ‘autohandling’ in them, consisting of Iberia providing itself with that service at the airports where it has lost the service.