The 150 employees of the municipal bus company in Huelva, EMTUSA, begin an indefinite strike today after two meetings held last week failed to resolve the issues. The unions are objecting to the Viability Plan put forward by the Council.
Workers at Rober, the transport concessionaire in Granada, have been carrying out strike action this morning from 06:00 to 09:00 in protest at possible job losses and a reduction in purchasing power. Minimum service levels were in operation.
The Mayor of Vélez-Málaga, Francisco Delgado, has announced measures to try and stem the decline in public transport passenger numbers.
Vélez-Málaga Council and the transport company Alsa are finalising the expansion of the bus service in the town in preparation for the suspension of the tram service on June 4th. The plan is to introduce an extra three buses between Vélez and Torre del Mar and one between Caleta and Almayate.
The transport concessionaire in Jerez de la Frontera, Linesur, was today unable to fulfil the minimum service requirements related to their strike action which meant that around 1,000 people in outlying areas were effectively cut off.
Albuñol. a municipality on the Granada coast and comprising six towns and twelve villages has a Local Police force which is unable to use its vehicles because the municipality has no money for petrol.
Two buses on lines 14 and 41 in Barcelona have been displaying slogans similar to those used in London recently, namely: Dios probablemente no existe. No te preocupes y disfruta de la vida. (God probably doesn’t exist. Don’t worry and enjoy life.) In Madrid, one bus on the Fuenlabrada Leganés-Aluche route has been going round with the slogan: ‘Dios sí …
The local buses will be operating an extended schedule during the San Isidro festivities today and tomorrow.