Postal unions call strike in Canaries on December 30th
All the unions of the public company Correos in the Canaries are taking the action in protest at what they consider to be the dismantling of the service in the archipelago.
A statement from the unions claims they have the support of
councils and parliamentary groups, both in terms of providing the universal
postal service accessible and affordable for all citizens and for conservation
of Correos “provider of this service, as a backbone and cohesive element
of Canarian society in the State”.
The note refers to the unions of Correos Las Palmas -CCOO,
UGT, Sindicato Libre, CSIF, CGT and Intersindical- and their complaint that the
cuts in staff that the company carries out “represent a disguised ERE with
serious damage to the provision of the universal postal service that defends
the Correos directive so much “
They indicate that during the pandemic, some offices have
been closed and many post delivery positions have been eliminated in Las Palmas
de Gran Canaria, Tegueste, Tejina, La Guancha, Guía de Isora, Playa San Juan,
Puerto Santiago or Güímar.
They claim this situation is happening whilst the company
announces the large influx of public to the offices and a year-on-year increase
in the Canary Islands of more than 16 per cent of parcels.