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Madrid | November 10, 2013
The sixth day of the garbage collectors strike
Street cleaners and garbage collectors who work in the city’s public parks walked off the job in a strike called by trade unions to contest the planned layoff of more than 1,000 workers. Madrid’s municipal cleaning companies, which have service supply contracts with the city authorities, employ some 6,000 staff.
Unions are angered over plans by companies that provide cleaners for the city’s streets and public gardens to slash 1,135 jobs out of a total of around 7,000 and cut their salaries by up to 40 percent. The companies had already laid off 350 workers in August. "There is a massive following. This conflict will go on for a while. There are no talks," said a spokesman for the UGT labour union.
Photos by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP