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An agreement puts an end to nine months of cleaning strikes in courts and police stations

The employees of the cleaning service of police stations of the Ertzaintza and courts of Gipuzkoa have reached an agreement on Tuesday with the awarded company Garbialdi, which puts an end to nine months of strike that these workers have carried out.

As reported on Tuesday ELA union In a note, the agreement reached "puts an end to the protests" that this group had been carrying out and that had caused serious hygiene problems both in the dependencies of the Ertzaintza and in the courts of Gipuzkoa.

It is expected that next Wednesday the affected workers will give more details of this agreement in a press conference that will take place at the headquarters of the ELA union in San Sebastian, where more details will be specified «on the evolution of salaries and the 'wage gap '"

The striking cleaners They denounced the remuneration difference that, in their opinion, they suffer with respect to the street cleaning sector, composed mainly of men who, according to their calculations, once discounted the bonuses that the latter charge for working outdoors, have a base salary 13 % higher than that perceived by those who clean the police stations and 7% more than those who do this work in judicial buildings.

The strike of the workers of the company Garbialdi, concessionaire of the Basque Government for the cleaning of these buildings, was convened on September 19 by the unions ELA, LAB, UGT and ESK, with a central demand: the disappearance of this "wage gap" that, in their opinion, exists regarding the "masculinized" and better paid sector of street cleaning.


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