Driv­ing in­struc­tors on hunger strike

Costa Almería News - - News - By Emma Ran­dle

The pres­i­dent and vice-pres­i­dent of the Almería driv­ing schools’ as­so­ci­a­tion have gone on hunger strike in protest against an on­go­ing ex­am­in­ers’ strike over pay.

The two pro­test­ers started their ac­tion out­side the traf­fic depart­ment of­fices in Almería city cen­tre on Tues­day, say­ing they will con­tinue “in­def­i­nitely” in the face of the “cri­sis” af­fect­ing pro­vin­cial driv­ing schools. The as­so­ci­a­tion says more than 100 schools have lost in­come adding up to more than €1m from re­duced classes due to a 62 per cent drop in the num­ber of driv­ing tests car­ried out in the last three months com­pared to the same pe­riod last year.

The pro­vin­cial So­cial­ist PSOE party is sup­port­ing the ac­tion and call­ing on the Span­ish gov­ern­ment to re­solve the dis­pute.

PSOE party of­fi­cials meet up with the ag­grieved ex­am­in­ers

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