The workers of Multiservicios Jabalcuz, concessionaire of the home help service of Jaén, have definitively canceled the indefinite strike scheduled for the 22nd, once the company has paid two payrolls that were owed from a loan “negotiated” by the responsible for that entity with the bank with which he works.
This was announced on Thursday at a press conference at the UGT headquarters in Jaén the chairman of the works committee, María del Carmen García, who indicated that the employer had just confirmed that he was already making cash the payment of payroll to from that “credit” that he had negotiated with his bank.
However, the representative of the workers has indicated that from now on they will follow “vigilantes” to verify that the payments are received monthly, a condition that they expect to be carried out if the City Council “meets 50 percent” of the “commitment” that acquired in the Extra-judicial Service of Resolution of Labor Conflicts (Sercla) of the past week, the one of “not diverting” the money received from the Board as a dependency to transfer it entirely to the company, as explained.
The other “50 percent” of the commitment reached by the City Council in the Sercla was, according to the Secretary of Health and Social and Health Services of UGT-Jaén, Miguel Ángel Cazalilla, the financial operation agreed with the Caja Rural that would allow the latter advance 500,000 euros to the City Council and this, in turn, to the company, for the immediate payment of the two payroll owed.
As pointed out this Wednesday, Cazalilla has indicated that the businessman of Multiservicios Jabalcuz has rejected “fully” the “leonine” conditions of that financial operation, since, as he said, he would have to “assume the cost of the operation”, what would suppose an expense of “between 50,000 and 55,000 euros”, also by the interest rate to be paid.
The rejection of this operation is what led him to “negotiate with the bank with which he normally works a credit operation” which is the one that, finally, has allowed him this Thursday to pay the two outstanding payrolls and that costs him ” well less than half “than the” discount line “of the Caja Rural.
The Secretary of Sociosanitarios Services of UGT-Jaén has emphasized in addition, that the debt that drag the company by the service of home help is of “2.2 million euros”, although “the City Council says that you only owe 700,000 euros, “an amount” more than three times “lower.
Cazalilla attributes that delay to the fact that the government team of José Enrique Fernández de Moya (PP) “has applied the single-cash principle” with the payments received from the Board and has used that money originally intended for home help as that “he thought it was more convenient”, so he would not have paid all the money to the company.
Therefore, Cazalilla expects that from now on the mayor “fulfill his commitment to create a restricted account” for home help, something that “is clear and evident that is not met” currently, and “do not deviate payments” of the Board, which, as the representative of UGT has added, the president of the Andalusian Government, Susana Díaz, affirmed this Wednesday in the Debate of the State of the Community that “they were going to be regular”.
In this regard, has indicated that the concessionaire has guaranteed that “if you remit payments” from the Board with the announced regularity, “will not have any problem in making effective payroll” of the template, despite their debt .
When asked by journalists, the head of Health and Social and Health Services UGT-Jaén has also referred to the judicial dispute currently open between the Board and the City Council on this issue, following the fact that the Consistory denounced last year the agreement of the dependency subscribed with the Autonomous Administration.
Cazalilla recalled that the judge initially in charge of the case, José María Cañada, retired last June, and his replacement, Humberto Herrera, “has recently joined” his new position in the Contentious-Administrative Court number 3 of Jaén, so “it seems that this part almost zero” and can “spend months” before there is a ruling on it, as predicted.
The conflict “tires”
Finally, in the press conference has also intervened Secretary General of UGT-Jaén, Manuel Salazar, who has lamented that for the “thousandth time” the situation of “lack of payment of a few payrolls of workers that month a month they do their work “, a conflict that” tires “when produced” repeatedly “.
In that sense, he remarked that the staff “deserves” to have the “peace of mind” of knowing that “at the end of the month he will collect his salaries which, incidentally, are quite short”, and he has asked himself ” how much incompetence “to reach this situation, in which” it seems that someone is behaving like a trilero “, while” users of the service and workers “attend as” passive spectators “to this conflict.
Salazar concluded by asking on behalf of UGT “good sense” and that “once and for all establish a basis to ensure a service to workers and users, that the company charged in a timely manner, that the City does not divert money from the dependency for other purposes and the Board complies with the commitment that the dependency will be paid no later than 60 days after having performed the service “.