Half-baked promises from Junta for Andalucian cookery schools

Cookery schools go hungry in Andalucia thanks to budget cuts and unpaid wages

LAST UPDATED: 4 Mar, 2015 @ 18:43

COOKERY schools across Andalucia are going hungry as the Junta fails to pay out.

La Consula cookery school
La Consula cookery school

Students at the La Consula school in Churriana have launched an indefinite strike action, after funding cuts left the school unable to purchase food and other cooking supplies.

At the nearby La Fonda culinary school in Benalmadena, unpaid wages are crippling to school, which has been left crumbling under the pressure.

Employees of the school have now been left waiting for more than eight months for their salaries, which have been postponed again after the Junta was allegedly unable to ‘justify the payments’.

The desperate staff are at their wits’ end, despite Manuel Jesus Garcia, the director general of the Junta, promising in mid-February that they would be paid ‘as soon as possible.’

A sit-in at the school was cancelled following the promise of payment last month, but the staff are now looking at new ways to pressure the Junta as their needs have still not been met.


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