Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Earth Science News .




DEMOCRACY
Madrid street-sweepers strike over layoffs
by Staff Writers
Madrid (AFP) Nov 05, 2013


Madrid's street-sweepers launched an open-ended strike Tuesday against layoffs and pay cuts prompted by the economic crisis, unions said.

The companies that provide cleaners for the city's streets and public gardens have announced 1,100 job cuts -- about a fifth of their total staff -- while some workers will have their salaries cut by 40 percent, the unions said.

"Faced with this situation of social exclusion, the workers have started an open-ended strike and it will continue as long as necessary until they stop this madness," said a spokesman for the UGT labour union, Juan Carlos del Rio.

The chairman of the association grouping the five municipal cleaning companies, Francisco Jargon, said there was "no solution in sight" to the dispute since the unions refused to negotiate on the terms of the cuts.

"Madrid is going to get filthy," he said. He added that about 70 percent of the workers joined in the strike on Tuesday.

The companies had already laid off 350 workers in August. Jargon said the cuts were necessary since the city hall, under pressure to cut costs like public authorities around Spain, was spending less on cleaning.

.


Related Links
Democracy in the 21st century at TerraDaily.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





DEMOCRACY
Student deaths stir anger in strife-hit Thai south
Krong Pinang, Thailand (AFP) Nov 05, 2013
Shot in the back as they fled police, the killing of three unarmed students in Thailand's insurgency-hit south has inflamed controversy over a culture of impunity among security forces that activists say boosts support for rebels. Most of the 5,700 people who have died since the conflict erupted in the Muslim-dominated region in 2004 have been civilians caught in rebel attacks and assassinat ... read more


DEMOCRACY
Space technologies boost disaster reduction int'l co-op

How to Manage Nature's Runaway Freight Trains

Uruguay to pull peacekeepers from Haiti: president

Storm-battered northern Europe slowly gets back to normal

DEMOCRACY
Plasmonic crystal alters to match light-frequency source

Virtually numbed: Immersive video gaming alters real-life experience

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue

Google boss says US data spying is "outrageous"

DEMOCRACY
Water mark: Los Angeles fetes 100 years of aqueduct

Toxic river a bane to one in eight Argentines

Faroe Islands launches fish fight with EU at WTO

New study suggests coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate change

DEMOCRACY
Dutch plead in court for release of Greenpeace activists

NASA Begins Airborne Campaign to Map Greenland Ice Sheet Summer Melt

Thawing Permafrost: The speed of coastal erosion in Eastern Siberia has nearly doubled

Greenpeace says Russia moving jailed activists to St Petersburg

DEMOCRACY
First GMO rice to be launched in Philippines in 2016: researchers

Study challenges soil testing for potassium and the fertilizer value of potassium chloride

Plant production could decline as climate change affects soil nutrients

Drink it while you can, as wine shortage looms: study

DEMOCRACY
Improving earthquake early warning systems for California and Taiwan

Guatemala warns pilots of ash plume from volcano

Tropical Storm Sonia weakens after hitting Mexico

Hundreds evacuated as Indonesia volcano erupts

DEMOCRACY
African leaders discuss rapid-deployment emergency force

Hong Kong firm debuts in Africa with $104m S.African deal

Tanzania halts anti-poaching drive after abuse claims

China backs African bid to suspend ICC Kenya case

DEMOCRACY
Study: Humans made sophisticated stone tools earlier than thought

Did hard-wired fear of snakes drive evolution of human vision?

Hair regeneration method is first to induce new human hair growth

No known hominin is ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement