We’re on the ground here in Barcelona for the 2012 GSMA Mobile World Congress and are happy to report that, according to the GSMA press release, the planned strike by Metro subway workers has been staved off. An agreement has been reached.
The Bus workers, however, are apparently still negotiating.
The metro workers from TMB have announced that they have reached agreement with the government and have voted overwhelmingly not to strike. The metro system will operate as normal during the GSMA Mobile World Congress, held 27th February through 1st March 2012.
There has not yet been a resolution between the bus workers and the government, and therefore the contingency plans announced at 9:00 am CET on Saturday, 25th February remain in place. The GSMA will update attendees should further information become available.
I’m sure there are sighs of relief being heaved by the event organizers and the city government as well.
One thing is for sure — it will be much easier to cover the event and bring you the latest news as many events are held off site from the Fira de Barcelona which hosts the main event.