Police and protesters clash as Cadiz metal strike continues

Police and protesters clash as Cadiz metal strike continues
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Police and protesters clash as the indefinite Cadiz metal strike continues.

The indefinite metal strike is now starting its seventh day of strike action. Police and protesters have been clashing in the Bazán neighbourhood of San Fernando.

Protesters have again tried try to cut off bridge access to the Navantia shipyard in San Fernando. This is the only way to access the factory. Protesters had also used this measure on Saturday. This time though the protesters were met by a huge deployment of police officers intent on guaranteeing access to the factory for workers.


Reportedly protests have been spreading throughout the Bazán neighbourhood. Police have been deployed in the area but barricades and containers have been set on fire and left to burn. This has affected traffic at times.

Due to the clashes buses that were attempting to bring workers to the factory have had to turn around, according to union sources. The buses set about returning employees home again.

Antonio Montoro the secretary of FICA UGT hopes that an agreement can be reached soon. The strike is costing workers and companies dearly.

As reported by 20 minutes: “in Puerto Real, a picket line with union representatives is gathered at the gates of Dragados to denounce the “pressures” that some employees are suffering from this company to go to their jobs, according to CC.OO. and UGT spokespersons.”

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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