Spain -Street sweepers’ strike ends with deal -November 17, 2013

Street-sweepers and the Madrid municipality have reached a deal ending an eleven day strike and averting 1,135 dismissals and a 40% wage cut. Street sweepers and gardeners started an indefinite strike over proposed lay-offs and wage cuts. Some 6,000 outdoor maintenance workers joined the walk-out after private companies, contracted by Madrid's city hall, proposed slashing salaries by up to 40% and laying off 1,134 people. Among the companies with garbage, street cleaning and park maintenance contracts in Madrid are units of infrastructure firms and builders including Ferrovial, Sacyr, OHL and FCC. On 17 November, a deal was reached that guarantees there will be neither job losses nor wage cuts.

English: http://www.expatica.com/es/news/spanish-news/madrid-street-sweepers-agree ...

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/breaking-news/world/madrid-garbage-collectors-strike ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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