The unions have announced a series of strikes affecting the entire Spanish railway network. It starts already today and the strikes will continue until October 23.
Today the strikes are from 1 pm to 3 pm and from 8 pm 10 pm. But the strikes in the RENFE and ADIF actually began already last the night between midnight and 2 am.
The strikes will be repeated on September 25, and 2, 9, 16 and 23 October. All strikes are being arranged on Fridays.
The strikes does not mean that all trains are stopping, since the government has set up rules for minimum traffic to be maintained and it is between 33% and 75% for a partial strike. RENFE and FEVE commuter train will run between 50% and 75% in peak hours and between 33% and 50% rest of the time. RENFE and FEVE medium distance trains will have between 62% and 65% of trains in operation while long-distance and AVE high-speed trains will operate 72% of the departures.
The unions CCOO, UGT and CGT are protesting against what they see as insecure employment contracts, a disproportionate reduction of salaries and the lack of substitutes.