Some 1,500 Renfe workers gather and ask for a new agreement
Some 1,500 Renfe workers, according to the calculations of the unions collected by Europa Press, have gathered this Wednesday in front of the Congress of Deputies to demand the unlocking of collective bargaining and the expansion of the templates in the public company, before starting a three-day strike on October 28.
The protest has been called by CC.OO., UGT and the Spanish Union of Railway Engine Drivers (Semaf) and started at 12 noon in the capital under the slogan: ‘Renfe collective agreement. More employment. More rights’.
With a multitude of flags from the UGT and CC.OO., as well as from an autonomous community such as Asturias, the demonstrators have chanted some demands such as “Renfe, listen, the staff is fighting”.
The secretary of the state railway sector of the UGT, Miguel Ángel Escolano, has justified the concentration in the need to ask the company for more jobs for next year, especially in the face of the expansion of the free season ticket announced by the Government and which carries a greater workload.
“There are many irregularities when it comes to formalizing the tickets and we ask for good management”
“Many irregularities are taking place when it comes to formalizing the tickets and we ask for good management, as well as advancing the 2023 public employment offer because more staff are needed to manage this measure”added Escolano.
The intention of this Wednesday’s meeting in front of Congress is receive a positive response from the company or from the Government itself through the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, but if this does not happen, theThe unions have already threatened to carry out the strike call.
This is planned for on October 28 and November 7 and 11. While the first day will last all day, the two subsequent ones will take place from 06:00 to 09:00 and from 18:00 to 20:00.
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