HR GO MALAGA WITNESSES
HR GO MALAGA WITNESSES WORKERS CLASHING WITH COUNCIL
The team at recruitment company, HR GO Malaga Ltd, had a very interesting trip into their Gibraltar office this week when they were held up by over 400 angry council workers protesting over unpaid salaries.
Malaga is part of national recruitment group, HR GO plc, which has its head office based in Ashford, Kent and over 50 offices located throughout the UK and overseas.
James Appleby, Managing Director of HR GO Malaga Ltd, called into the head office on Tuesday to advise that the office would be unmanned until they could pass through the Spanish border which was blocked by Spanish police in riot gear with batons clashing with over 400 workers.
The clash is a reflection of the economic downturn and the struggle workers are faced with both in Europe as well as the UK. La Lineas city council has debts of over E100 million and over 1,000 council workers have not been paid their salaries in over a month.
The Spanish workers cannot see a short term solution to this problem and, in the run up to Christmas, this could not have come at a worse time for them and their families.
Recruitment group HR GO plc pays over 4,000 temporary workers each week and over 360 permanent employees each month and throughout the 52 years of its operation has never once failed to pay its workers.
HR GO Malaga has two offices in Malaga and Gibraltar and will be supporting the workers as much as possible in the search for future employment.