Jerez de la Frontera, November 30, 2020. – The team of VOX Jerez request to Mamen Sanchez, as President of the Foundation San José Reception Center, which establishes in a a containment plan urgently according to the situation of emergency current through which the Asylum Saint Joseph before him increase in Covid-19 cases.
It is urgently necessary that the mayor press the new management of the center to establish security measures effective and provision of PPE and other means of protection to workersas current measures are not working. VOX Jerez has also received complaints from workers at the center about insufficient hydrogels, screens or masks. All this, together with the lack of isolation guidelines in case of possible infections, puts them at high risk due to the spread of Covid-19.
In addition, the workers of the center cry out for the mixture of the elderly without Covid-19 with those who do. According to anonymous sources from the center, the upper floor, which is dedicated to Covid-19 patients, is also serving to house patients with other pathologies, such as Alzheimer's. In fact, they have already infected more than 30 people in recent months, including eight workers.
It is worth remembering the protests by workers and users from the center, who come asking for the dismissal of the director. They have demanded that the outsourcing services. The works council denounced a few months ago “a dictatorial regime"At the residence, accusing the management of"retaliation”And“ pressure ”on workers, as well as the removal of the coordinator from the service.
The workers denounce the job insecurity that has been installed in the center since the arrival of the new management. “They are hiring temporary full-time staff, while carrying out reductions in working hours for permanent workers, which represents a substantial modification in working conditions. They are applying a series of cuts, as in the cleaning service, saving money at the expense of the well-being of the elderly ”, an anonymous source from the center tells us.