Madrid Metro drivers strike in week before Christmas

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STRIKE STOPPAGES: Madrid's Metro

TRAIN drivers on the Madrid subway system have a started a strike that will run through until December 22. 

The drivers’ union has called for stoppages every day between 5pm and 9pm but has promised to maintain a 62% minimum service.

The Sindicato del Colectivo de Maquinistas de Metro de Madrid (SCMM) union is demanding that drivers, currently considered as ‘unqualified personnel’ are properly recognised professionals.

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They say they are not calling for more pay, earlier retirement or more holidays but they do want a study into their working conditions.

The drivers’ union has said that if a resolution is not reached, they do not rule out more strikes on 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 of January 2018 between 05.30 and 09.30 hours.

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