Workers of the municipal funeral home have been summoned to a strike this Tuesday, coinciding with the plenary session of the City of Madrid, before the lack of a contingency plan facing the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.Through a statement, the CCOO union has ensured that workers they see “probable” that the improvised morgues will be repeated again, the cremations of Madrilenians hundreds of kilometers from their city and the unacceptable delays for the removal and burial of the deceased. ”
And in view of this situation, they indicate, “the Martínez-Almeida government has not planned a contingency plan, as promised in the Villa Agreements and the workers demanded” to “avoid a new painful and chaotic panorama”.
The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso (3d), together with the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles (3i), the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida (2d), the Minister of the Interior, Justice, Enrique López (dd) and the vice mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís (i) along with other authorities during the act of the official closing of the morgue of the Ice Palace (EFE)
The president of the works council, Manuel Carmona, has recognized “the importance of maintaining the dialogue offered by the president of the Municipal Funeral Home and spokesperson for the Government of Madrid, Inmaculada Sanz”, but has emphasized that “The pandemic is here and concrete actions are urgently needed.”
Furthermore, it regrets that “official recognition of the work rendered, has not resulted in a political commitment to recover the lost public service in favor of the private funeral homes of the insurers. ”
“The measures that the workers have been demanding without success since March are the development of a contingency plan that optimizes the use of public material resources, which guarantees sufficient and adequate means of protection for the staff, the reinforcement of the workforce with the necessary temporary contracts and job stability “, he concluded.