1 Jul, 2019 @ 15:07
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Bin men strike TO END in Spain’s Mijas and Alhaurin as deal struck between mayors and workers

OVERFLOWING: A total of 270 tonnes of garbage littered the streets of Mijas and Alhaurin el Grande following bin men strikes

THE garbage strike in Mijas and Alhaurin el Grande is set to end after an ‘agreement has been signed’.

Workers from contracted waste firm Urbaser have agreed to hold off the strikes until Friday in Mijas, once the new government is instated.

That is the deal negotiated between the town’s mayor Angel Nozal and some 127 staff striking over working conditions and pay.

An extra €1,000 a year in wages and a more fairly divided working week, are among the features of the deal, according to La Opinion de Malaga.

AGREEMENT: The mayor of Mijas has agreed a deal with workers and the mayor of Alhaurin is also expected to sign

It comes after strikes by Urbaser workers entered a fifth day yesterday, while 270 tonnes of rubbish has built up on the streets of Mijas and Alhaurin.

Councillor elect Bill Anderson, who will be the first ever Brit on Mijas Council, described the situation as ‘pretty bad’.

He told the Olive Press: “In Mijas they cut the contract to Urbaser by €1,000,000, which then meant workers weren’t paid additional payments.

“Mayor Nozal has asked them to consider suspending the industrial action until a new government is instated on Friday.

“He has now signed an agreement with them.”

The mayor of Alhaurin, Toñi Ledesma is also expected to sign an agreement with staff, accepting their conditions.

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