Man drowns on Barbate beach

A man died on Saturday afternoon on Barbate beach, Cádiz, after apparently getting into difficulty while swimming. Medics tried for twenty minutes to revive him but were unsuccessful.

12 arrested in drugs raid in Barbate

Twelve people have been arrested this morning during an operation to dismantle a drugs network based in Barbate, Cádiz. Raids were carried out on premises in Barbate and neighbouring Vejer de la Frontera with the head of the network said to be one of the detainees.

One week strike in Barbate

A one week strike has begun in all municipal services in Barbate, Cádiz. The nearly 300 workers are protesting at not having been paid at all so far this year. The Department of Employment has set minimum service levels.

No rubbish collection in Barbate

The problems in Barbate, Cádiz province, just seem to keep piling up, as will the rubbish for the next few days as the municipal workers change their protest.

Barbate Town Hall in the dark

The Town Hall in Barbate is without power after Endesa cut off the supply due to non-payment of bills. No-one knows exactly when the cut actually took place as the municipal workers are on strike due to non-payment of their wages for the past four and a half months.

Municipal workers in Barbate ‘outraged’

Municipal workers in Barbate, Cádiz province, are reported to be outraged after the Council failed to carry out its promise to pay at least some of the four and a half months outstanding wages, meaning that many have been unable to afford to buy anything for Christmas.

No municipal services in Barbate due to industrial action

Action by the FSP-UGT and CCOO unions in Barbate, Cádiz, means that all municipal services will be paralysed as from today, Tuesday. The unions have apologised in advance for any inconvenience caused to the public but feel their actions are justified as the workers in the municipality are owed four and a half months pay and no solution to the problem …

Municipal employees in Barbate stage protest

Workers at Barbate Town Hall and employees of the municipal companies took to the streets today to protest at the irregular payment of salaries for the past four months.

Rubbish mounts up in Barbate

Three days of strikes by municipal workers in Barbate, Cádiz, with only minimum service levels has left an estimated 180 tons of uncollected rubbish littering the streets.