Tuesday, 20 September 2011

La Línea goes on strike on Monday

Voting to strike
LA LÍNEA (Agencies) The two main unions that represent municipal workers in La Línea, Comisiones Obreras (CC. OO.) and Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT) decided last week to call a strike because they are owed over €5.2 million in back pay, which the Council is unable to pay. The strike, ratified yesterday, has been called 'indefinite' but by law there must be a schedule of 'minimal service', such as street and school cleaning among other things, the plan for which has been sent to the Junta de Andalucía for approval. Should this not be approved, the Junta must decide on a new one, to which the unions must adhere. Nevertheless, protests at or near the frontier with Gibraltar can be expected as long as this apparently unsolvable - and seemingly eternal - problem is resolved.

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