Limasa, the municipal cleaning service concessionaire in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz province, has filed for the temporary regulation of employment of its 199 staff for a period of two months.
The company justified the action on economic grounds. Under the new labour reforms, such a move does not have to be authorised and cannot be rejected by the authorities.
The company is only obliged to inform the labour authority and provide a consultation period of fifteen days, after which time the company can carry out the action without the need for agreement by all parties. The employee, however, may appeal the decision.
Limasa have been carrying out industrial action in protest at not having been paid for the past three months.