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Strike at Bizkaia Sports Centers until Friday

Mobilizations at the Bizkaia sports center for a decent agreement in the Sports Sector

Mairenis Gomez

May 7, 2024 | 9:30 a.m.

Four days of strike in the sports sector

Workers at sports centers and sports fields in Bizkaia are calling for a strike that will take place from Tuesday, May 7 to Friday, May 10. This work stoppage, organized by the ELA union, arises as a pressure measure to advance the negotiations of a new sectoral agreement that improves the working conditions of the subcontracted employees of these facilities.

The call to strike affects numerous sports centers in the province, where workers demand improvements in their working conditions, including salary increases, improvements in job security and reductions in workload. The mobilization seeks to draw attention to the situation of these workers who play an essential role in the maintenance and operation of local sports facilities.

Concentrations and expectations of the strikers

The peak of the strike will be observed on Tuesday, when the strikers will gather in front of the Bilbao Kirolak headquarters in Bilbao, starting at 11.00:XNUMX a.m. This concentration aims to make visible the collective's demands before the local administration and the users of the sports centers, hoping to exert enough pressure to resume negotiations under more favorable terms for the employees.

The ELA union has expressed frustration at the lack of significant progress in the agreement negotiations, accusing employers of failing to adequately address workers' demands which they say are essential to ensuring quality service and safety. of both employees and users of sports facilities.

Impact on the community and user response

This series of strikes not only affects the workers, but also thousands of users of sports centers in Bizkaia, who will see their sports routines and scheduled activities altered. From swimming lessons to youth football tournaments, the strike promises to have a considerable impact on the usual range of activities.

Given this situation, users of these services are recommended to pay attention to official communications and look for alternatives for the days of strike. In addition, it is expected that the Bilbao Kirolak administration and the concessionaire companies will present measures to minimize inconvenience to users and resume negotiations with the union as soon as possible to find a satisfactory solution for both parties.

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