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General Strike

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Apologies if this has been mentioned already - I thought it had but can't seem to find it now:confused:

I believe a General Strike has been announced for 29th March.

Is this likely to affect public buses, like avanzabus airport schedule?
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No one will know until it's actually happening.
I'm flying to England that day.
I doubt it...but why not contact them and ask what their plans are?
As I'm sure you know, that is totally illegal :)
Why is it illegal to ask about a flight you have booked and paid for?
Remember back to the time when some BA flights were obstructed by industrial action?
I received e-mails updating me on the situation from BA....I was a very frequent flier then though and member of their Club....
They continued to operate, albeit on a greatly reduced schedule, during the industrial action..
It was ironic as I was travelling on trades union business...
It's not illegal to ask about the flight. It's illegal to ask employees what their plans are about strike action. If you ask a company about what's going to happen on the day of a strike you are effectively asking them about their employees future plans which they are not permitted to ask.
In schools the teachers usually tell students if they are going on strike or not, especially younger students who can't be left unattended, but they are not officially obliged to, and it is actually illegal for employers to ask their employees, although if you wish to you can give out this information.
I know of two people who are flying back to UK on that day (3 if you count PW) and one of them is my daughter who is with us atm. She is flying with difficult jet so if anyone has any knowledge of how they deal with these situations I would be grateful!!
Hahaha difficult jet!!
I must say they've always seemed pretty easy to me. The Madrid Bristol Madrid run is very uneventful and we normally arrive on time or early even if boarding is a little late. In fact, we've never arrived late, never had a problem with the flights or airport... TOUCH WOOD!! The biggest problem we've had is very cold cabin temperature and I hate the waiting around queuing organization in the departure lounge. Why they just can't give everyone a number or even a seat is beyond me.
I have no idea what will happen, but I reckon nothing. For me it's not too much of a problem to hang around. I'll be on my own with a supply of bocatas and reading material and I can get home and start again if necessary
Ahh...all is clear...apart from my post which wasn't!!

In the UK you can ask....you may or may not get told but to my knowledge there is no law forbidding headteachers, say, from telling parents how they intend to keep schools open during strikes.
If there is it has never been invoked.
My union rarely takes strike action but on the occasions when we have done so employers were informed in advance, they knew who are members were and they knew that unlike some teaching unions 99% of our members could be relied on to obey union instructions and down chalk.
So they could inform parents with a great deal of certainty as to what would happen.
This is the problem of forum communication. More clarification...
It's not illegal for, for example, heads to tell parents what coverage there will be if the teachers are on strike. There will always be "servicios minimos" in education, transport, medical centres etc and you can, and have to, give information concerning that. However, the school authorities, or bosses in a company cannot legally ask their employees about their intention to strike or not. That way the employers could "make plans" about how to overcome the effects of the strike for example, should he not support the strike himself.
That's the way it works in schools anyway, and I understood that it was the same in all fields. I will check today.
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