Party over for rats as Almeria rubbish strike ends

25th August 2005, Comments 0 comments

25 August 2005, ALMERIA — The stinking, rubbish-strewn streets of Almeria were finally being cleared up after rubbish workers ended a week-long strike.

25 August 2005

ALMERIA — The stinking, rubbish-strewn streets of Almeria were finally being cleared up after rubbish workers ended a week-long strike.

The strike was called off after the city's council declared a state of emergency, fearing disease – and rats – could spread.

Three thousand tonnes of rubbish had remained untended on the streets and the local city council called for the army to come in and help clear-up.

Luis Rogelio Rodríguez, mayor of Almeria, promised the city would return to normal in "no more than two days".

The strike committee resigned and were substituted by other workers, who have started new talks with the rubbish collection company, Urbaser.

The two main unions, the CCPP and UGT, will re-open talks between the workers and bosses at Urbaser.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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