By Euro Weekly News Media • 04 August 2011 • 11:30
WORKERS at the InTempo twin towers refused to work unless the builder paid their June wages. Company bosses reportedly confirmed the salaries would be paid the same day and workers returned to work.
“It was just a delay in the payment of the wages,” a manager of the building company said, attributing the blame to the banks given it is ‘summer’, according to informacion.es.
But workers say the delays in payment of their wages has been going on for several months, and they claim they are now being paid a month in hand. Two workers agreed to be laid off last week, according to union UGT they were “fed up of delays in payment of their salaries.”
However the company and some of their colleagues say they left because they were asking holidays they were not entitled to. But construction of what, when finished, will be Europe’s tallest residential building, standing at 200 metres, with fifty two floors and 269 apartments, has not been problem free.
In June 13 construction workers were injured when a lift failed and plummeted 20 floors to ground level.
Although the lift failed, the emergency braking system kicked in, and prevented what would have been the certain deaths of the workers.
By John Jackson
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