Palma.—The Majorcan Hotel federation, the Confederation of Balearics Business and the small to medium sized business association PIMECO, yesterday called on water and refuse board (EMAYA) workers to reconsider their decision to start indefinite strike action in Palma from 22 July.
The tourists and retail sectors are deeply concerned about the highly negative effects the strike is going to have on Palma and that, should the strike prolong, the mountains of uncollected waste at the height of the season may deter people from coming to Palma.
And that will lead to a drop in revenue and takings for the hotel, restaurant and retail sectors.
Not to mention the discomfort the strike is going to cause for city residents who will have to put up with the sight and smell of uncollected rubbish.
All of the associations have called on EMAYAto do its very best at the board of arbitration to reach an agreement so that the industrial action can be avoided.
The government has also been called on to step in and take action.