Benalmádena refuse collectors’ have voted to strike over pay on Monday, November 28
The workers union, CCOO (Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras), is supporting the action. Urbaser staff are demanding a pay increase, complaining that their pay is not keeping pace with the Consumer Price Index (IPC).
Workers of Urbaser, the company hired by Benalmádena Town Hall to remove urban waste (RSU), declared on Tuesday, November, 22, that they would begin a strike on Monday.
A union representative explained in a statement that After many talks with the management, no agreement had yet been achieved.
“In September, Benalmádena Town Hall informed us that the cost and tender research was finished and waiting to be processed. As a result, the expenses envisioned in the aforementioned specifications are those that correspond to the 2021 compensation tables, and as a result, the corporation cannot change these costs.”
Joaquín Villazón, the councillor for personnel, is acting as mediator. He is holding meetings between the parties to promote an agreement that favours a seven percent wage increase. Villazón is hopefull that it will take place soon so that the strike does not carry on for too long.