Barcelona airport strikes causing long queues

Consumer groups are advising travellers to arrive three to four hours ahead of departure time

Passengers wait to pass through the security control at Barcelona's El Prat airport  Photo: AP

SECURITY staff at Barcelona’s El Prat airport are expected to continue their series of one-hour stoppages tomorrow and on Sunday. If no resolution to their dispute is found by Monday, they are threatening an indefinite 24-hour strike.

The staff are employed by Grupo Eulen, an international corporation with offices in Madrid, and their first four 60-minute stoppages on Friday led to queues of two hours at the airport’s Terminal 2.

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