Spanish train drivers call 4 days of strikes in September to protest staffing conditions

IndustriesAssociated Press

Spanish train drivers have called four days of strikes in September following a breakdown in talks with state rail company Renfe over staffing and working conditions agreements.

The SEMAF union said Wednesday the 24-hour strikes would be held Sept. 4, 11, 14 and 15.

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The union, which has some 5,000 members, said the stoppage would affect commuter and inter-city passenger trains nationwide, as well as goods trains.