Spanish workers association accuses Gibraltar of discrimination
August 28, 2012 2 Comments
A Spanish workers association has accused the Gibraltar government of acting in a ‘discriminatory’ manner towards Spaniards.
Citypeg has accused the Employment Minister, Joe Bossano, of trying to replace Spanish nationals with Gibraltarians in the public sector and the construction industry.
Francisco Ponce, President of Citypeg, claims that the government is achieving this by only offering 11-month contracts which will not be renewed once expired.
A total of 500 Spanish workers have lost their jobs since last January in Gibraltar, many from the construction sector.
“It is disturbing, with over ten years of service to these companies, only the Spanish have their contracts terminated while local workers have been transferred to other construction companies.” Ponce said.
Article source: The Olive Press