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Garbage piles up in Madrid airport

January 29, 2013

MADRID — Garbage in Madrid's Barajas airport is piling up as the cleaning staff continues to strike over salary cuts and job losses, according to The Raw Story.

madrid garbageEurope's fourth busiest airport, which saw more than 40 million passengers last year, is becoming cluttered and unkempt as papers, empty plastic bottles and drink cans litter the floor, the article stated.

According to the article, workers for the firm responsible for cleaning three of the airport’s four terminals, Pilsa, have been on an open-ended strike since January 24 in protest of the loss of more than 50 jobs.

On Sunday, those workers were joined by cleaning staff belonging to the Eulen cleaning company, a unit of Spanish services firm Alentis, which cleans Terminal 4, in protest of the decision to cut their monthly salary by 30 percent, the article noted.

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