MEMBERS of the Federation of Public Services (FSP) of the UGT union and Albox town hall have signed an agreement to end the reduction of council workers’ reduced hours.
The agreement comes into effect on January 1 2015 and affects 32 employees whose hours had been reduced since September 2013. The initial reduction, which was a voluntary move by the appropriate workers, had taken place to safeguard the jobs of the 32 employees by reducing costs. However, with the financial situation now easing, the council is in a position to end the wage reduction.
According to the UGT union: “The government team has expressed its full agreement to accept the proposal on the replenishment of the working conditions of staff who once asked for reductions. Given the effort and contributions made by these workers, the municipal coffers are improved. Thanks to the sacrifices of these workers, the council could afford to pay the salaries of municipal workers which otherwise would have been very difficult.”