The workforce of Fábricas y Drenajes, contracted by Granada Council for the maintenance of schools and municipal buildings, is set to begin an indefinite strike as from May 5th in a protest against working conditions and unpaid wages.
The workforce consists of twelve people and they claim that they are owed around €5,000 each in unpaid wages and are struggling to pay mortgages and cover daily expenses.
The unions also claim that the company is breaking safety rules, such as requiring employees to work on roofs without any safety harnesses or other security devices. They also claim that the company, funded by the Council, has sent staff to work on private homes or at the University of Granada.
The union also asserts that the Council is aware of the situation with the company and are therefore surprised that the authority renewed the contract.