By Euro Weekly News Media •
Published: 10 Mar 2015 • 15:09
A RECENT study showed that the province of Malaga has the third highest number of families in Spain with no income whatsoever.
The EPA Active Population study results for the end of 2014 found that 13,500 such families exist in Malaga, with children under 16 yet no salary coming in nor state benefits. Higher numbers were found only in Madrid, with 27,200 families in that position, and Cadiz with 14,000.
Trade unions have declared that the statistics confirm that the supposed recovery the government has spoken of is ‘a myth’.
UGT Malaga union general secretary, Auxiliadora Jimenez, said that the announced improvements were only on a statistical level and families and workers had not felt them.
“We’re not coming out of the crisis. The reality speaks of poverty, and not just amongst those out of work. The market is dominated by precarious work contracts, low salaries and exploitation. To speak of recovery insults thousands of people,” Jimenez declared.
Antonio Herrera from Comisiones Obreras union stressed that unemployment levels were still unacceptably high and that the jobs being created were mostly part time or for just a few days.
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