Costa Blanca's Calpe strike threat looms next month

INDUSTRIAL ACTION: Calpe bins could overflow. Photo credit: Pixabay

EMPLOYEES of rubbish collecting service in the Costa Blanca town of Calpe are threatening to strike next month. They maintain that they are obliged to take a step that could threaten the town’s image over Easter because the concessionary is refusing to comply with an agreement allowing the refuse collectors two free days each week. Personnel have already hired a lawyer and they have now lodged a formal complaint about the situation with a Benidorm court. Staff sources revealed that the company had agreed to introduce the two rest days before December 31 last year so that the workers would not have to work six full days each week. In return, employees were prepared to work full days. It was necessary to make repeated requests and hold meetings with the company to reach the agreement permitting a second rest day, the unions said.
“Despite this, the company has refused to implement this agreement, despite having accepted and signed the deal, obliging the employees to call the strike,” a spokesman said.

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