Civil guards ask for more agents at Canary Islands airports after Brexit – Economy

The Canarian delegations of the Unified Association of Civil Guards (AUGC) consider that the staff of agents in the airports of the islands should be quintupled after the exit of the EU from the United Kingdom materializes, especially as of next October 1.

In a statement sent this Wednesday, the Canarian delegations of the AUGC recall that baggage control is their responsibility and the administrations should plan the appropriate actions to avoid “delays and collapses” at the airports if tourism activity is resumed prior to covid-19.

The provincial general secretary of the AUGC in the province of Las Palmas, Juan Couce, has warned that at the moment there is a significant deficit of agents in the terminals with the most traffic in the autonomous community.

He cites as an example the case of Gran Canaria, whose airport ranks fifth in volume of passengers and merchandise in all of Spain, but has the same number of agents as there were in 1990, so it considers it necessary to increase the presence of civil servants from the security.

The AUGC recalls that of the ten airports with the highest volume of activity in the whole country, half of them are Canaries: those of Gran Canaria, Tenerife South, Tenerife North, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

In the case of Gran Canaria, at the moment, less than twenty civil guards must control all passengers and goods arriving from outside the European Union, according to Couce, who emphasizes that these are the same professionals as the Almería airport for this function, which ranks 35 in activity in all of Spain.

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