The nightmare is almost over for five workers at a shuttered-up hospitality training college in La Cala de Mijas who have been turning up for work for almost three years despite having little to do and not being paid.
Following the unblocking of a knot of red tape that has taken this long to unravel, the consortium that used to run the CiOMijas training campus has finally been wound up. This clears the way for money to be released to pay the five remaining staff. Other employees were paid off a long time ago.
The joint venture between the Junta de Andalucía and Mijas council has now ceased to exist and staff will move directly onto the payroll of the Junta.
A plan will now be worked out for the future use of the CiOMijas site that has been mothballed since 2014 and now falls directly under the Junta’s control. Opposition politicians expressed their desire to see that the college is up and running again as soon as possible.
The last time the five staff, Elio, Virginia, Jani, Manuel and Inés were paid was in November 2014.