Valencia sentenced to pay emergency services €5 million

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THE current government will have to pay the city’s firemen and policemen up to €5 million after failing to properly compensate them for an agreement the previous PP-led team signed but didn’t fulfill.
Back in 2008, the governing team agreed to pay each worker an extra €25 as of 2011 for the dangers they face on a daily basis. Due to the cutbacks they never received the money they were promised, and complaints simply fell on deaf ears until the current government took office.
The solution they were offered was a €700 compensation to each worker for the time being, an offer they felt was insufficient given the €1,750 total they are owed and the fact that it would have officially been a productivity bonus, and not hazard-related.

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