Travel insurance in case of strikes

Friday, 01 October 2010

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People setting off to Spain next week could be caught up in an industrial dispute that may impact their travel insurance.

The Canaries and Majorca will be virtually shut down on Wednesday (September 29th) when the country's first general strike since 2002 takes place, the Daily Mirror reports.

Roadblocks are expected to be in place between Palma airport and resorts in Majorca, while plane travel will be severely restricted as a result of action by two of Spain's biggest unions.

Workers are unhappy at reforms to labour laws and the unions hope thousands of workers will support the strike.

"September 29th should be a day without consumption," commented union boss Manuel Pastrana.

Holidaymakers who are planning to go ahead with their trip in spite of the disruptions should make sure their travel insurance covers them if the worst should happen, as the recent collapse of travel companies showed being stranded abroad is no picnic.

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