Salt cleaning strike called after 21 days

The unions of the company FCC Environment, responsible for cleaning the streets of Salt (Girona), have called off the indefinite strike that had been going on for three weeks, after reaching an agreement with the company this morning. The agreement has been ratified this morning by the staff, so the strike, which began on December 25, Christmas Day, has been called off “immediately”, as reported by the CCOO union in a statement.

Faced with the dirt accumulated in the city after these 21 days of strike, the City Council of Salt (Girona) yesterday gave the garbage collection concession company 24 hours to carry out an exhaustive cleaning of the streets under threat of putting running its own device.

The unions called the strike to pressure the company to negotiate a labor agreement and hire more temporary staff, in addition to demanding more garbage collection trucks. The workers, a quarantine, set up a camp in front of the company and since then have only performed minimal services.

The agreement has come at the fourth meeting of the negotiating table set up to try to resolve the conflict. At the end of December, the mayor of Salt opened a sanctioning file against the FCC for non-compliance with minimum services with a fine of 100,000 euros and yesterday it was confirmed that it is still open and that the figure already amounts to around 200,000 euros.

In a statement, CC OO has thanked the “understanding and support” of the inhabitants of the municipality and has apologized for the inconvenience caused by the strike.

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