Suspended 5000 traffic exams by the examiners' strike
The day of strike called for today in Spain by the Association of Traffic Examiners (Asextra) with the support of the CSIF union is being supported by more than 90 percent of the collective, which has forced to suspend 5,000 exams.
In a statement, CSIF notes that in the first day of the strike called today has registered a majority, so that more than 5,000 students have been left without taking their driving test.
Asextra, with the support of CSIF, has called a strike from today and until the 21st after it has not been reflected in the payroll of November the salary increase in the specific supplement that was agreed at the time and that is included in the Law of General State Budgets for 2018.
In addition, the association of examiners has called this afternoon a demonstration in Madrid that will begin at the headquarters of the Ministry of the Interior, at the beginning of the Paseo de la Castellana, and will conclude before the General Directorate of Personnel Costs and Public Pensions, in the avenue of the General Perón.
The examiners ended almost a year ago, on December 13, 2017, a strike of almost six months after an agreement reached in Congress, signed by all parliamentary groups except the PP, which introduced a budget line to end to a salary discrimination that the group supported for ten years.
Subsequently, in the General State Budgets Law of July 3 unanimously approved the salary increase of the specific complement of the examining group, as well as that of the officials of the State security forces.
However, as of today, according to Asextra, the salary increase of the specific complement to the examining group has not yet been executed by the Interministerial Compensation Commission (CECIR).
Meanwhile, the driving schools have appealed to the Government to comply with the demands of the examiners and to prevent the strike.
CSIF estimates that some 5,000 driving schools will be affected by the stoppages, since it estimates that an average of 80,000 tests per day will be suspended.