Union set to mobilise over forest firefighters’ rights and conditions


The FSC-CCOO and FeSP-UGT public service federations representing forest firefighters say they will launch a campaign of strikes and protests unless the government and the autonomous regions deliver legislation that really protects the rights and conditions of this essential group of workers. The unions warn that action is needed urgently in the light of the surge in serious and large forest fires this summer. They argue that the legislation put forward on 25 August does not fully address the demands of the unions for homogenous working conditions covering training, salary structure, professional classification, job security and social protection. The unions are also calling for an end to precarious employment in the sector and better coordination across the regions.

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