Renfe train drivers’ strike: 1,841 trains affected for five days


The Semaf has convened five days for next Thursday, February 16, and March 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2021, from 00.00 to 23.59 hours, during which, Renfe proposed minimum services of 100% of circulations on time Peak and 75% in off-peak hours, a loan that the union described as “abusive” that “deprives the Group’s workers of the right to strike.”

Semaf has specified the breaches that have led to the open conflict with the Renfe Group Management, due to lack of resources, among other problems. The union foresees a collapse of the employment plan and the railway system, due to the management of the Group’s Management, which “does not offer solutions to reactivate the reinstatement of the personnel necessary to provide service under normal conditions.”

Minimal and after-sales services

The Ministry of Transport has specified that These minimum services have been established with the aim of making the right to strike and the right to mobility compatible, “Taking into account the current health situation that requires maximizing precautions in terms of interpersonal distancing, guaranteeing the quality of service and alternative transport, as well as the safety of all travelers”, as stated in the Resolution.

For its part, Renfe has informed of the after-sales services that it will offer to those affected by the strike. For AVE-Long Distance and Medium Distance passengers whose train is affected by the minimum services and, therefore, is not included in the list included in the resolution, Renfe has established the following measures:

– Travelers affected by suppressed trains will be offered, whenever possible, to travel on another train at the time closest to the one purchased.

– If you do not wish to travel, you can cancel or change your ticket for another date at no cost. Cancellation or change operations can be carried out in all Renfe sales channels.

MITMA Minimum Services Resolution