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Security workers at Barcelona airport plan 24-hour strike

Workers handling carry-on baggage checks at Barcelona's airport plan to go on a 24-hour strike at midnight on Monday after an effort to prevent more chaos at the busy hub fell through.

Dolors Bassa, Catalonia's regional chief for labour issues, said the security workers voted down the final proposal from their private company on Sunday.

Ms Bassa, who acted as mediator in the conflict, said the sticking point is the workers' demand for higher wages.

The baggage screeners at Barcelona-El Prat Airport have held several partial strikes during the past two weeks, creating long queues and delays for passengers.

Spain's government has decreed that the workers are obligated to provide 90% of regular service during work stoppages.

Civil Guard officers ensured basic services were provided during a partial strike on Sunday.

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