rubbish in AdejeBinmen and cleaners in Adeje have filed a complaint against the local government for ordering the mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, to call in the bulldozers to clear the town of rubbish that had accumulated over their two weeks strike.

The workers feel that their rights have been violated, by the rubbish being collected by a third party. The strike is now entering its third week and areas within the municipality are looking unsightly as the rubbish continues to build.

The refuse workers state that they “have not received a call from the company to resume negotiations”, reiterating the reason for striking is that they are seeking a wage increase of 6 percent plus 1.7 percent as stipulated in the previous collective agreement -the new agreement has a maximum duration of three years”.

On the other hand, workers’ representatives held a meeting earlier in the week with the Mayor of Adeje where they attempted to explain the reasons for the dispute.

Surprise was shown by “Rodriguez Fraga’s when he found out their demands were not unreasonable and offered to mediate.

Workers will continue to carry out demonstrations every Wednesday and Friday in an attempt to gain further support for their demands.

Update: –
It has been announced by Gonzalo Delgado, head of the Adeje council’s services department that the striking dustmen and their employers have finally reached an agreement to give all workers an extra €90 a month in their pay packets, before tax. The strike ended at midday today, Friday April 4.