Barcelona hit by train strike as Mobile congress starts

MADRID (AP) — Transport workers in Barcelona are staging the first of four days of strikes, increasing road traffic problems in the northeastern Spanish city as the four-day Mobile World Congress gets underway.

The city’s TMB transport company urged people not to use the underground system during the strike by subway employees Monday and Wednesday. The company’s bus workers will strike Tuesday and Thursday.

A minimum service of 50 percent has been promised for rush hour periods.

The strikes have been called to demand wage increases.

Mobile World Congress organizers said they would provide hotel shuttle buses to help the tens of thousands of visitors get to the fair, which started Monday on the outskirt of the city.

MEDIA GENERAL may allow you to upload, post, transmit or otherwise provide content to MEDIA GENERAL Web sites, including, but not limited to, photos, video, audio, comments, articles, blogs, forums and any other such communication in which you provide content to the Web site ("User Content"). You agree that you are solely responsible for your communications and any content you provide. Read full terms and conditions of use by clicking here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s