Super-union UGT not only conned the Junta de Andalucia into buying a ton of sweets for the 3 Kings procession, but they put the invoice through twice! El Mundo reports that in 2009 the union billed the Junta for “training services” but used the cash to buy a ton of sweets for the Seville three Kings procession – they had their own floats which throw sweets to all children as they pass by. Even better Continue reading UGT conned the Junta into buying a ton of sweets – twice!
A new study shows that Politics is now the largest Spanish employer, according to the State Auditor (Tribunal de Cuentas – is that a good translation? Good enough). 145,000 jobs are directly assigned by political parties. For example, that’s more people than the entire staff of Spain’s six largest banks (Santander, BBVA, Caixabank, Popular, Sabadell y Bankinter). In fact, it’s equivalent to the combined staff of the top third of the companies that make up Continue reading Politics is Spains largest industry, confirms the State Auditor
The UGT in Andalucia has announced that it is to lay off 130 workers, and pay them only 20 days salary per year worked, as permitted to do under the labour reform rules implemented by the PP. The UGT, you may remember, is one of the most vocal unions against the labour reform rules, but doesn’t seem to mind taking advantadge of the rules to save some cash. To add insult to injury, a further Continue reading UGT union takes advantadge of labour reform rules for a mass redundency
Workers at El Acebuche, our local prison, have complained via the union UGT about the “infestation” of cats at the facility. It seems that up to 80 stray cats are living in and around the building, mainly wild. Prisoners do tend to drop them scraps, but they are creating a major hygiene problem, as well as keeping people awake at night with their yowling, mating and general nocturnal activities. UGT have said that it would Continue reading Cats infesting local prison