By Isha Sesay • 22 November 2019 • 18:12
STRIKE: EMT Palma has reached an agreement with Palma City Council, Mallorca. Credit: P. Pellicer.
THE management of EMT Palma and the workers’ union have agreed to call off the strike which was scheduled to begin during the Christmas holidays in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Mateu Marcús, the Manager of EMT, explained that an agreement between both parties has established improvements to the transport service so that drivers can take advantage of holidays and that more people will be hired in departments such as Customer Service. The union’s request for 140 new drivers will be clarified next week, of which 40% are reserved for women.
Francesc Dalmau, the Councillor of Sustainable Mobility, has expressed his satisfaction for having reached an agreement and has reiterated “the will of Palma City Council to modernise the EMT over the next four years”.
We at Euro Weekly News understand that a strike was announced earlier this month in response to the “level of excessive exploitation and intolerable anxiety” suffered by workers. The union indicated that there would be multiple 24-hour work stoppages in December for all buses in Palma de Mallorca and an indefinite strike from January 1 of next year.
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