JEREZ Town Hall has scrapped €15 million worth of bonus payments to civil servants in an attempt to tackle debts of €1,000m.
Workers who previously received a reimbursement of 40% for teeth fillings, contact lenses and hearing aids will now receive nothing.
A €1,200 bonus awarded to those who have served 25 years has also been stopped, and newlyweds can no longer expect to be given the sum of €160 towards the honeymoon.
On average, employees who earn over €30,000 per year in Jerez will see their salaries reduced by 10%.
The step is seen as urgent for a town hall which this year did not have enough cash to pay its workers their normal salaries for four months.
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