Palma.— Representatives of the Balearic Symphony Orchestra musicians informed yesterday that at a meeting of the workforce, the vast majority of musicians and administrative staff of the orchestra agreed to continue the strike action called for the concert on 3 August at the Pollensa Festival.

The musicians have said the reason for this is that, as yet, no definitive solution has been found to the orchestra's financial and organisational problems. Despite being aware that certain steps have begun to be taken in the right direction - in particular on the part of the Council of Majorcan, one of the three bodies in charge of the orchestra - the conflict is still far from being resolved. Not only there has still been no meeting with the politicians to settle the situation so far but the band now fear that with the start of the holidays the process will be delayed even further. The concert for which strike action has been called is due to be held on 3 August, the opening concert of the Pollensa Festival. The orchestra musicians said they “will continue rehearsals as normal in preparation for the concert”, adding they are prepared to deliver the concert should all parts reach an agreement before that date.

The workers' representatives have sent a letter to the Mayor of Pollensa, Sr. Bartomeu Cifre, explaining that the orchestra's standpoint is in no way against Pollensa Town Hall nor the Festival, and in order to compensate the inconvenience caused, offering to organise a concert for the people of Pollensa.


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