Motril Local Police threaten strike over poor working conditions

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Elliot Brown

OFFICERS of Motril’s Local Police force have announced a strike, alleging major issues in their workplace.

The police, represented by trade unions SIP-AN, SPLIG and CCOO, explained that the current system for schedule control has not been adapted to their different shifts.

Officers claim that their equipment is also deficient, saying: “We have not been able to perform alcohol tests for months as we do not have any breathalyzers left. We had to ask Guardia Civil officers to carry them out. The machines lacked maintenance because the budget allocated did not consider their revision.”

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In addition, they claim that they only have three motorcycles for 100 officers and that their uniforms are damaged due to their poor quality and old age.

Finally, they have requested that the government improves police facilities with the creation of “decent changing rooms with showers” and a room to teach police officers in training.

“The discomfort is obvious amongst officers and we have voted in an assembly to initiate protest action until we see a will for negotiation and problem-solving from the government,” said the trade unions.

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