Only Ryanair and Vueling passed on costs of increased landing fees to passengers

According to ElEconomista newspaper, only Ryanair and Vueling have passed on the cost of increased landing fees at Spanish airports to their customers. So yes, if you’d flown with a better airline you’d be happier and have paid less for the ticket. Makes you think, eh? Landing fees went up by an average of 19% across Spain on July 1st, although Madrid and Barcelona both went up by some 50%. None of the other airlines Continue reading Only Ryanair and Vueling passed on costs of increased landing fees to passengers

How many people do you need to run a TV station? RTVV fires 76% of its workforce and admits it owes 1,3 billion euros

Radio TV Valencia, the TV & radio broadcaster owned by the Valencia region, has announced it is to fire 76% of its workforce as being “surplus to requirements”. Out of the 1.695 people employed by the publically owned broadcater, only 400 people will keep their jobs. RRTV will cut its wage bill from 74 million euros to just 17 million for next year as part of a drastic austerity drive at the station. A further Continue reading How many people do you need to run a TV station? RTVV fires 76% of its workforce and admits it owes 1,3 billion euros

Junta backtracks on salary cuts for civil servants – pay to remain the same

The Junta has decided not to cut the salary of public workers in Andalucia after the central government ordered that all civil servents lose their Christmas bonus this year. It seems that the Junta is concerned that if it too applies a seperate salary cut, this will penalise government workers twice which is “unfair”. The issue per se is: who’s paying the bills, and who will save the money? The Junta had originally ordered a Continue reading Junta backtracks on salary cuts for civil servants – pay to remain the same