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Lifeguards in Mallorca threaten to go on strike over Spain’s San Juan financial institution vacation


LIFEGUARDS in Mallorca have introduced they’ll go on strike. 

The Lifeguards Union of Mallorca will coordinate a strike between 50 lifeguards within the capital Palma on Friday, June 24, aligning with the competition day of San Juan, a well-liked day for households to go the seaside.

The strip again on seaside security companies will unfold between 10am and seven:30pm on the final Friday of June. 

The hanging socorristas won’t be on the seaside these days however as an alternative kind picket traces on the centres from the place they’re based mostly. 

Inflicting the strike is a requirement for higher working circumstances and a wage enhance, in keeping with the truth that they contemplate themselves “frontline well being staff”. Additionally they demand an additional half hour’s pay per day for the fifteen minutes it takes to lift the flag within the morning and fifteen to decrease it within the night. 

Christian Melongo, Secretary of Mallorca`s Lifeguards Union, stated: “there’s a lack of lifeguards all through the Balearic Islands as a result of no person needs to pay for coaching and earn little, once they may go to work in a restaurant and receives a commission twice as a lot.”

The Union additionally complains that there should not sufficient lifeguards employed in Palma to successfully cowl its busy seashores, and says the lifeguard season ought to begin sooner, as early as Easter, and end later, on 31 October. 

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