Trouble Brewing in the Snow

Sunday, June 3, 2018
By Martin Myall

GRA Sierra NevadaAll the workers belonging to Cetursa, which is the company that runs the ski stations on Sierra Nevada, met and voted to come out in protest.

What’s happened? Well, the company has made a few cuts that will seriously hit the employees’ pockets – and that’s following one of the most extended skiing seasons in a long time.

Cetursa had decided to cut the cumulated-seniority bonus corresponding to the month of May for its workers. For a full-time worker that means a loss of between 200 and 300 euros a month.

Why did the company do it? Well, because the majority share holder in the company, the Junta de Andalucia, advised them to do it through its regional Hacienda Department, thus bringing it into line with the standard Junta salary policy, which was established through a Decree in 2012.

Now this in itself is enough to make the workers grumpy but the situation is aggravated by the common knowledge concerning the Board of Directors’ salaries, which are over 60,000 euros – some even reach 80,000 euros per annum, together with the right to a high-range, company car for private use (gasoline and parking included).

If things are not sorted out, then the workers will be going on strike just as soon as the new skiing season begins.

(News: Sierra Nevada, Granada, Andalucia)

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