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Union workers at Cancun airport protest work conditions

Cancun, Q.R. — Unionized workers at the Cancun International Airport held a demonstration Monday claiming mistreatment by Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (Asur), the airport’s managing company.

On Monday morning, workers from the airport began a peaceful protest regarding the conditions in which they work.

Workers protested with banners in front of the main accesses to the administration building of Asur as well as the FBO private terminals and in the area of Terminals 2 and 3. The protests did not affect roads or air operations as the approximately 100 protesters, led by Raúl Arriga Leija, Secretary of Labor and Conflicts of the Executive Committee, made their complaints known.

The protest began at 6:00 a.m. but it wasn’t until noon that they were approached by ASUR. By 3:00 p.m., some agreements had been reached. Airport workers at Mérida also protested their salary and lack of work benefits saying it goes against the collective contract by Grupo Asur.