By Euro Weekly News Media • 15 May 2015 • 11:21
SOLLER TRAM: One of the most popular attractions.
STRIKES planned to be carried out by staff members of Soller’s tram services have been called off after having come to an agreement with the company’s management.The strikes, which were to take place on May 18 and 25 and again on June 4, 9 18 and 23, had been conceived to highlight issues arising from the implementation of the new ‘Company Collective Bargaining Agreement,’ which rail unions UGT and CCOO claimed could affect 100 employees of the Soller train services.Even though earlier meetings had been unfruitful, more recent negotiations had lead to a new Collective Agreement which is expected to put an end to conflict between management and employees.In a statement, trade unions explained that after seven uninterrupted hours of negotiations, the board of directors have committed to create an Employment Plan in which those members of staff with a permanent seasonal contract will become regular permanent workers, once other permanent workers have retired. This agreement is to be in force for at least three years.On May 4, the employees carried out a single strike day which was estimated to have left 2,000 passengers without train or tram services, which were not resumed until 5pm.
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