Driving instructors on hunger strike
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