After twelve days of wading through rubbish and planning walks to avoid being upwind of the smelliest trash piles, there’s filthy good news for the residents of Madrid.
Madrid has appointed government workers to clean the streets while regular street cleaners and unions work out a deal. This is a Madrid sanitation strike update that everyone in the city is glad to hear!
Thousands of street cleaners walked off the job in the beginning of November in protest of an announcement that their private contractors would be eliminating more than 1,000 jobs.
Trash had been piling up on the streets and ever growing mounds accumulating around the city’s many planter boxes and rubbish bins.
Just as news of this smelly strike began to flood the international scene, the government of Madrid appoted emergency crews to fill in until the santitation workers and their employers end the strike.
The emergency crews began cleaning last night, and this morning it is a relief to find the streets are once again trash free.