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Spanish baggage-handlers' strike

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Spanish baggage-handlers' strike
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Spanish airports


August, 1995


Spanish baggage-handlers


A strike among Spanish baggage-handlers that disrupted air traffic for weeks.

"Give 'em a lifelong siesta, I would."
Vernon Dursley's opinion on how he'd handle the strikers.[src]

A Spanish baggage-handlers' strike was a labour strike among the baggage handlers of Spain that took place for at least two weeks during the summer of 1995. This strike resulted in a record number of holidaymakers being stranded on the strike's second week, a fact that was the top story of Surrey's local news on the day Harry Potter was listening to it from the Dursley's hydrangea bushes.[1]


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 1 (Dudley Demented)

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