Spanish workers association accuses Gibraltar of discrimination

Discrimination on the rock?
Discrimination on the rock?

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

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2 thoughts on “Spanish workers association accuses Gibraltar of discrimination

  1. DQ

    Look, EACH country should be focusing on having their own people get jobs in their own country. These countries/companies get to decide whom they want to hire — Spain can jump around and have tantrums like a three year old, but it will not change anything — just like it won’t change ownership of Gibralter.

    In MY opinion, it is the duty of each country to make sure their own citizens have work before non citizens — it’s only right.

    It’s not discrimination, it’s protection of it’s own citizens. I hope these Spanish workers can find other employment asap, but it should not be done at the expense of the citizens of Gibralter.

    Spain would be crying and screaming if foreigners came over and took their jobs in Spain!

    1. I think people should first note where the jobs were lost. “A total of 500 Spanish workers have lost their jobs since last January in Gibraltar, many from the construction sector.” Because the construction sector is dead. All over Europe, not just in Gib. Have the Spanish got any idea how many non-Spanish people lost their jobs in Spain over the last few years? Shut up complaining, Spain.

      Saying that, there are plenty of foreigners working in Spain – me included!

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