London.—The region's two biggest unions, the CCOO and the UGT, yesterday warned of a summer of discontent unless a satisfactory deal is reached about a new pay deal.

The hostelry sector is now locked it talks with management over new contracts and with the start of the summer season just around the corner, the outlook is rather bleak.

Management are proposing that wages are frozen but staff are more flexible to work irregular hours.
The UGT's hostelry sector members rejected the offer yesterday and the CCOO is following suit warning that July and August, the peak of the summer season, could be disrupted by industrial action.

Union bosses are refusing to accept a three year pay freeze on behalf of its members because last year, the Balearic hostelry sector enjoyed the benefits of a 12 percent increase in tourists, compared to 2010. Union bosses said that negotiations will continue today and both sides of the talks are prepared to exhaust every avenue in order to reach a deal before the summer season start but, at the moment, there appears to be a stand off between the two sides and the clock is ticking.

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