My Spanish leaves a lot to be desired,does this strike only affect buses within Malaga city?
I think the strike affects everywhere in Andalusia.
I used Google to translate the piece which seems to be the most relevent , hope this helps.
<<<<<<<<The union CGT-A called strike Alsa group of companies dedicated to bus transportation to the days 14, 18, 19 and 30 August and 1 and September 2, in order to "seek assurances transport safety passenger road. " In a note, CGT has indicated that on July 25 union members participated in the rally outside the headquarters of Alsa in Granada demanding security guarantees in the road passenger transport, why I decided to call strike. The CGT Transport Federation-A formalized next week call for strikes agreed within the meeting of the union section Andalusian Alsa / Nexcontinental / Alsina Graells held in Granada on July 25.
The strikes will be on 14 and 30 August from 05:00 to 00:00; On August 18th and September 1st from 14:00 to 00:00, and the 19th August and 2 September from 00:00 to 14:00. Also within the schedule of demonstrations will be a focus on Malaga bus station on 23 August.>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Any errors in translation are Google's, not mine ;-)Edited: 09 August 2013, 11:59
How disappointing for many people but maybe the strike will be modified or even called off however even on strike days there must be some minimum services applying.
I read that on the strike days published the hours of strike are as follows:
14 and 30 August from 05:00 to Midnight
August 18 and September 1, from 14:00 to Midnight
19 August and 2 September from 00:00 to 14:00.
Also within the schedule of demonstrations will be a rally at the bus station in Malaga on August 23. That sounds like a bad day to be travelling by bus from Malaga bus station !
I posted that same information regarding strike days in the post prior to yours!
Thanks good people, I am planning to use the bus service to collect my daughter and granddaughter from Malaga, and then continue on to Ronda, however that is on Friday 16 August, so it looks as though we shouldn't be affected.
At least you posted in English NFM!
If you are using the LOS AMARILLOS bus service from Malaga to Ronda then certainly that should not be affected by this threatened strike nonsense. Nor I believe would PORTILLO / Avanza . I have no idea why ALSA have this problem at this time and they are owned I believe by NATIONAL EXPRESS of UK. I recall when BA agreed the deal with IBERIA the unions didn't like the necessary changes to stem the losses at IBERIA.
The Portillo buses will run as normal.
In case of interest, the threatened strike by ALSA workers has been called off. They are getting round the table and having talks lasting two months !