Prepare accordingly to avoid long delays on days when there is a transport strike, Source: Depositphotos

European transport strikes to watch out for in November

European transport strikes to watch out for in November

If you’re travelling to Italy, Spain or Germany this month, you might want to consult this information

November is a month which isn’t traditionally considered a low season regarding European tourism travels. Nevertheless, many people continue to use public transport services to meet other needs, such as business trips, family visits, medical tourism and so on.

In that light, many travellers and commuters may find themselves affected by some of the upcoming strikes in the European transport sector. Several transit networks in countries such as Italy, Spain and Germany are set to undergo disruptive labour actions so get informed and plan accordingly if you are planning a visit to these destinations. Here’s all the

Transport strike information for November

that we have managed to compile for you.

For one, security personnel at Alicante-Elche Airport, in Spain, are continuing their ongoing and intermittent strike, which began at the end of the summer. Employees of Ilunion Seguridad will walk out of work on the following dates: 7, 10-12, 14, 17-19, 21, 24-26 and 28 November. They are demanding better pay conditions. Passengers are thus best advised to head earlier than unusual to the airport in order to prepare for the delays at the security gates.

The German Train Drivers’ Union (GDL) have also made an appearance on this month’s labour strikes calendar, following an announcement of a possible strike starting on 9 November. In addition, they have threatened to disrupt long-distance train journeys over the Christmas period due to a long-running dispute with train operator Deutsche Bahn (DB). The company has called for a 14-day “peace agreement” during the height of the Christmas season, according to Euronews.

And then, there’s Italy, where transport sector walkouts seem to be a regular feature every month. In the city of Milan, on 10 November, workers of the Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) public transit network will not perform their duties according to schedule between 8:45 and 15:00, and also after 18:00. This means that bus, tram and metro services will be offered with large delays and inconsistencies during those time periods.

Additionally, employees of the Italo high-speed railway operator are also threatening a nationwide strike on 11 November, thus you should consult the website of the company for guidance.



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