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Three days of strikes called for ITV vehicle testing stations in Andalucía

ITV vehicle testing station. File photograph.
ITV vehicle testing station. File photograph. / MIGUE FERNÁNDEZ
  • The UGT union claims the average waiting list to inspect a vehicle is between two and five months in most test centres

The UGT union in Andalucía has called for three days of strike action at all ITV vehicle testing stations stations in Andalucía on 25, 26 and 27 January if negotiations with the management company, Veiasa, fail.

In a statement released this Monday the union said their workers would strike if "the meetings scheduled with the management company do not result in firm agreements to solve the problems that have led us to strike".

"The problem of delays in appointments to take the ITV in Andalucía has not yet been resolved and the average delay time to inspect a vehicle is between two and five months in most stations," said the union.

According to UGT the lack of personnel is the main reason for this delay, with a shortage of 450 workers across Andalucía.

The appointment delays at the regional government-owned but privately-operated test centres have considerably worsened during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rogelio Velasco from the Junta de Andalucía said they were optimistic about the negotiations that are being held with the workers' representatives and hopes that an agreement can be reached this week.