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Sanitation Workers Go On Strike at El Prat Airport in Barcelona, Spain

The five-day strike caused massive amounts of trash and recyclables to build up throughout airport facilities.

Following new management and schedule changes, the sanitation workers at El Prat Airport in Barcelona, Spain, went on a five-day strike last week, leaving massive amounts of trash and recyclables to build up throughout airport facilities.

The airport has been cleaned since the strike, but workers are threatening to participate in another strike on December 22 and 23 if no changes are made.

USA TODAY has more:

What’s the filthiest airport in the world? Last week, it easily could have been Barcelona’s El Prat Airport, where cleaners staged a five-day strike.

It didn’t take long for the trash to pile up there with cleaning crews off the job during the Nov. 28-Dec. 2 strike.

Travelers flying through the airport were greeted with an astounding amount of trash. Photos from the scene – many shared by fliers via social media – showed garbage spilling out of containers and heaped into large piles.

Read the full story here.

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