Workers involved in street cleaning and waste disposal in Torrevieja attended a meeting this week, in which the mayor of the city, Eduardo Dolón, attempted to reassure them that their jobs are safe, irrespective of the recent plans to split the service.
The ten year long contract for managing waste is about to come to an end, with one possible consideration being the extension of the service, which financial experts have warned is not viable and cannot operate within budget, as the town hall has seemingly not had sufficient time to arrange for a new tender process for an alternative supplier.
Although many of the workers said that they appreciated the efforts of Dolón, they were still calling for assurances that their jobs would be safe, after initial plans would have seen the loss of some 50 jobs, around a quarter of the workforce. The workers therefore have reiterated their insistent not to split the service, and have not ruled out the possibility of calling a strike if their demands are not met.
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