Sierra Nevada Strike

Thursday, September 13, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes

GRA Sierra NevadaThe first snowfall has not arrived and there is already trouble on the horizon for the coming Sierra Nevada skiing season.

The threatened strike by personnel at the ski stations is a result of plans by the semi-publicly owned company that runs the ski resort to reduce employment conditions in general. According to the workers union, the company is cutting away at workers’ rights and causing employment instability.

The workers’ committee considers that the company has maintained all executive privileges whilst privatising certain sectors and even using nepotism when taking on staff. The company is part owned by the Junta de Andalucía and headed by a politician.

Basically, the employees of the company that runs the ski stations, the Cetursa Sierra Nevada, complain that the company is failing to comply to the findings of the SERCLA, which is the regional body for the Extra-Judicial Settlement of Labour Disputes. It should be noted that the body’s findings are not binding.

As a result, the workers’ committee has proposed an indefinite strike at the Estación de Esquí de Sierra Nevada during the 2018-2019 skiing season, which will be put to the vote before the General Assembly today.

We would like to include a statement from the company management, headed by Junta de Andalucía delegate María José López, for Cetursa Sierra Nevada, but unfortunately we do not have this information at the moment.

(News: Sierra Nevada, Granada, Andalucia)

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